Taiwan Security Review
By Global Taiwan Institute
Hosted by GTI Senior Non-Resident Fellow Alex Gray—former Deputy Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff of the White House National Security Council (NSC)—each episode of Taiwan Security Review will consist of fascinating discussions with the policy makers and experts who shape US-Taiwan relations. In the process, it will explore topics related to Taiwan's security, US-Taiwan defense ties, and Taiwan's evolving role in the Indo-Pacific.
Taiwan Security ReviewAug 25, 2023
Taiwan Security Review, Episode 6: A Conversation with Amb. Robert C. O'Brien on Expanding United States-Taiwan Ties
In this episode of Taiwan Security Review, GTI Senior Non-Resident Fellow Alex Gray interviews Ambassador Robert C. O'Brien, the 27th national security advisor of the United States. In an engaging conversation, Ambassador O'Brien shares his perspectives on recent developments in the US-Taiwan relationship, the growing threat of the People's Republic of China, and Taiwan's vital role in the international community. As chair of GTI's Task Force on US-Taiwan Relations, Ambassador O'Brien previews some of the key issues and recommendations covered in the Task Force's forthcoming report on US-Taiwan relations.
Taiwan Security Review, Episode 5: A Conversation with Amb. Gerald Zackios on Taiwan's Alliance with the Marshall Islands
In this episode of Taiwan Security Review, GTI Senior Non-Resident Fellow Alex Gray interviews Gerald Zackios, the ambassador of the Marshall Islands to the United States. In a timely discussion, Amb. Zackios shares his thoughts on the Taiwan-Marshallese partnership, growing Chinese influence in the Pacific Islands, and the role of the United States.
Taiwan Security Review, Episode 4: United States-Taiwan Defense Cooperation with Elbridge Colby
In this episode of Taiwan Security Review, GTI Senior Non-Resident Fellow Alex Gray interviews Elbridge Colby, the co-founder and principal of The Marathon Initiative. In a wide-ranging discussion, Colby shares his thoughts on the military balance in the Taiwan Strait, Taiwan's military capabilities, and the future of US support for the defense of Taiwan.
Taiwan Security Review, Episode 3: A Conversation with Amb. (ret.) Kelly Craft on Taiwan's Role in the International Community
In this episode of Taiwan Security Review, GTI Senior Non-Resident Fellow Alex Gray interviews Ambassador (ret.) Kelly Craft, the former United States Ambassador to Canada and the United Nations. In a fascinating interview, Craft shares her experiences and perspectives on Taiwan's unique position in the global order, China's multifaceted efforts to exclude it from international fora, and its complex and mutually beneficial relationship with the United States.
Taiwan Security Review, Episode 2: A Conversation with Palauan President Surangel Whipps Jr. on Palau's Relations with Taiwan and the United States
In the second episode of Taiwan Security Review, Alex interviews Surangel Whipps Jr., the president of the Republic of Palau. In a wide-ranging and illuminating discussion, President Whipps shares his perspectives on Palau's enduring relationship with Taiwan, the evolving state of multilateral politics in the South Pacific, regional security issues, and Palau's historic ties with the United States.
Taiwan Security Review, Episode 1: A Conversation with Matt Pottinger on Taiwan's Role in the US Indo-Pacific Strategy
In the first episode of Taiwan Security Review, GTI Senior Non-Resident Fellow Alex Gray interviews Matt Pottinger, former Deputy National Security Advisor in the Trump Administration. In an insightful and timely conversation, Pottinger shares his perspectives on how US policy makers should view US-Taiwan policy, Taiwan’s role in the US Indo-Pacific strategic framework, Taiwan’s leadership in the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, and the potential for deepening cooperation between Taiwan and the Biden Administration.