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GTI Season 2

GTI Insights

An audio podcast produced and hosted by the staff of GTI, GTI Insights consists of brief, timely interviews with a wide range of policy experts, including academics, government officials, and journalists. From security and defense matters to diplomatic and trade issues, the podcast explores a variety of topics related to Taiwan and its place in the world. In doing so, it works to shed light on the unique challenges and opportunities facing the island democracy in an uncertain world.

EPISODES

Season 2, Episode 16:

In this episode of GTI Insights, GTI Program Associate Marshall Reid and Intern Henry Walsh interview Ambassador Mohamed Omar Hagi Mohamoud, the Chief Representative of the Republic of Somaliland Representative Office in Taiwan. In a compelling interview, Dr. Hagi shares his thoughts on Taiwan and Somaliland’s growing relationship, Taiwan’s economic investments in the Horn of Africa, and opportunities for the two to help each other on the international stage.

Season 2, Episode 15:

In this episode of GTI Insights, GTI Program Associate Marshall Reid and Intern Adrienne Wu interview Tuhi Martukaw, a Taiwanese Indigenous rights activist, journalist, and founder of the LIMA Taiwan Indigenous Youth Working Group. In a captivating interview, Martukaw shares her unique insights on current challenges facing Taiwan’s Indigenous communities, the changing state of Indigenous identity in Taiwan, and domestic political efforts to engage with Indigenous peoples.

Season 2, Episode 14:

In this episode of GTI Insights, GTI Program Associate Marshall Reid and Research Associate Katherine Schultz interview Dr. Konstantinas Andrijauskas, associate professor of Asian studies and international politics at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science at Vilnius University. In a wide-ranging interview, Dr. Andrijauskas shares his unique perspectives on the factors that led to Lithuania’s withdrawal from the 17+1, Vilnius’ role in challenging Chinese influence in Central and Eastern Europe, and its growing relationship with Taiwan.

Season 2, Episode 13:

In this episode of GTI Insights, GTI Program Associate Marshall Reid and Research Associate Katherine Schultz interviewed Dr. Tamás Matura, an assistant professor at Corvinus University in Budapest and the founder of the Central and Eastern European Center for Asian Studies. In a compelling interview, Matura shares his unique perspectives on Hungary’s complex relationship with China, the future of the 17+1 Initiative, and the implications of the upcoming Hungarian elections for Hungary-Taiwan ties.

Season 2, Episode 12:

In this episode of GTI Insights, GTI Program Associate Marshall Reid interviews Dr. Srikanth Kondapalli, a professor of Chinese Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. In a timely and expansive conversation, Kondapalli shares his perspectives on India’s increasingly tense relationship with China, India’s role in regional defense arrangements, and prospects for expanded India-Taiwan ties.

Season 2, Episode 11:

In this episode of GTI Insights, GTI Program Associate Marshall Reid and Program Assistant Zoë Weaver interview Natasha Kassam, the director of the Public Opinion and Foreign Policy Program at the Lowy Institute. In a fascinating conversation, Kassam shares her perspectives on Australia’s deteriorating relationship with China, growing concerns regarding Chinese influence in Australia, and expanding ties between Australia and Taiwan.

Season 2, Episode 10:

In this episode of GTI Insights, GTI Program Associate Marshall Reid interviews Ttcat and Tim Niven, the chief executive officer and research scientist, respectively, at the Taiwan-based Doublethink Lab. In a timely and wide-ranging interview, they discuss their recent report, “Deafening Whispers: China’s Information Operation and Taiwan’s 2020 Election,” and share their thoughts on Chinese disinformation tactics and Taiwan’s efforts to resist them.

Season 2, Episode 9:

In this episode of GTI Insights, GTI Program Associate Marshall Reid and Research Associate Katherine Schultz interview Dr. Björn Jerdén, the director of the Swedish National China Centre at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs. In an illuminating conversation, Dr. Jerdén shares his perspectives on Sweden-China relations, China’s changing relationship with the EU, and the potential for expanded EU-Taiwan ties.

Season 2, Episode 8:

In this episode of GTI Insights, GTI Program Associate Marshall Reid interviews Dr. Oriana Skylar Mastro, a Center Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University and a Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. In a timely and engaging interview, she shares her perspectives on the current state of the cross-Strait relationship, Chinese foreign policy and decision-making, and the future of US deterrence in East Asia.

Season 2, Episode 7:

In this episode of GTI Insights, we interview Jessie Lau, a freelance journalist and Editor-in-Chief at NüVoices. In a fascinating and wide-ranging discussion, Lau shares her thoughts on transnational solidarity between social movements in the Asia-Pacific, efforts to combat violence against Asian communities, and Taiwan’s role as a regional progressive leader.

Season 2, Episode 6:

We interviewed Dr. Madoka Fukuda, a professor of international politics and China studies at the Department of Global Politics at Hosei University and a visiting scholar at Academia Sinica in Taiwan. In a wide-ranging conversation, Fukuda shares her perspectives on the current state of US-Japan relations, the implications of the Biden-Suga meeting, and Japan’s role in cross-Strait relations.

Season 2, Episode 5:

We interviewed Dr. Kharis Templeman, a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. In a compelling discussion, Templeman discusses his thoughts on the current state of Taiwan’s democratic system, internal and external threats it faces, and the role Taiwan can potentially play in supporting democracy in East Asia.

Season 2, Episode 4:

We interviewed Didi Kirsten Tatlow, a Senior Fellow in the Asia Program at the German Council on Foreign Relations, a Senior Non-Resident Fellow with Project Sinopsis, and the co-editor and co-author of a recent book, “China’s Quest for Foreign Technology: Beyond Espionage.” In a fascinating interview, Tatlow shares her thoughts on China’s increasingly authoritarian approach to the Hong Kong protests, the potential implications of these tactics for Taiwan, and the role Western democracies can play in countering Chinese aggression.

Season 2, Episode 3:

We interviewed Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, a China reporter at Axios. Through her in-depth investigative reporting, Allen-Ebrahimian has broken several major news stories, including recent investigations into Chinese influence over US tech companies and efforts to suppress criticism worldwide. In a wide-ranging conversation, she shares her thoughts on China’s arsenal of influence tactics, Taiwan’s long experience with Chinese United Front activity, and growing global efforts to push back on Beijing’s influence.

Season 2, Episode 2:

We interviewed Dr. Janka Oertel, the director of the Asia program and senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). At ECFR, Oertel conducts research on a wide range of topics, including EU-China relations, US-China relations, and 5G and emerging technologies. In an engaging interview, she shares her perspectives on the current state of EU-China relations, the potential for expanded transatlantic cooperation under the Biden administration, and opportunities for Taiwan to expand its footprint in Europe.

Season 2, Episode 1:

We interviewed Dr. Mike Hunzeker. Hunzeker currently serves as an assistant professor and associate director of the Center for Security Policy Studies at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government, where he conducts research on deterrence, war termination, military adaptation, and simulation design. In a fascinating interview, he shares his insights on the current balance of military power in the Taiwan Strait, Chinese military doctrine, and Taiwanese readiness for a potential attack.