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GTI Season 3

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 3, Episode 12:

In this episode of GTI Insights, GTI Program Manager Marshall Reid and Intern Katherine Wagner interview Veerle Nouwens, a senior research fellow and head of the Navigating the Indo-Pacific Program at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). In a timely discussion, Nouwens shares her perspectives on the United Kingdom’s worsening relationship with the People’s Republic of China, the implications of Rishi Sunak’s election, and prospects for expanded UK-Taiwan cooperation.

Season 3, Episode 11:

In Season 3, Episode 11 of GTI Insights, GTI Program Manager Marshall Reid and Intern Anais Fang interview Frank Jüris, a research fellow with the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute at the International Centre for Defense and Security. In a wide-ranging and timely conversation, Jüris shares his perspectives on Estonia’s changing approach to China and Taiwan, recent developments in the Sino-Baltic relationship, and the impacts of the war in Ukraine.

Season 3, Episode 10:

In this episode of GTI Insights, GTI Program Manager Marshall Reid and Research Assistant Adrienne Wu interview Dr. Simona Grano, a senior lecturer in China studies and director of the Taiwan Studies Department at the University of Zurich. In a wide-ranging discussion, Grano shares her perspectives on Switzerland’s unique approach to China and Taiwan, its relationship with the European Union, and Taiwan’s evolving environmental policies.

Season 3, Episode 9:

In this episode of GTI Insights, GTI Program Manager Marshall Reid and Program Assistant Zoe Weaver-Lee interview Dr. Marcin Przychodniak, an analyst with the Asia and the Pacific Program at the Polish Institute of International Affairs. In a fascinating discussion, Przychodniak provides his views on Poland’s approach to China and Taiwan, broader developments in EU-China policy, and the impacts of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Season 3, Episode 8:

In this episode of GTI Insights, GTI Program Manager Marshall Reid and Intern Koji Kawamoto interview Dr. Antoine Bondaz, a research fellow and the director of the Korea Program and the Taiwan Program at the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique. In a timely conversation, Bondaz shares his perspectives on France’s evolving approach to China and Taiwan, recent developments in France-Taiwan relations, and the Taiwan Strait’s position in France’s broader Indo-Pacific strategy.

Season 3, Episode 7:

In this episode of GTI Insights, GTI Program Manager Marshall Reid interviews Dr. Prashanth Parameswaran, a fellow with the Wilson Center’s Asia Program. In a wide-ranging discussion, Parameswaran shares his perspectives on ASEAN’s approach to the Taiwan Strait, the recent US-ASEAN Special Summit, and prospects for greater Taiwan-ASEAN engagement in the wake of the announcement of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework.

Season 3, Episode 6:

In this episode of GTI Insights, GTI Program Manager Marshall Reid and Intern David Calhoun interview Dr. Seong-Hyon Lee, a visiting scholar at Harvard University’s Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and a senior fellow at the George W. Bush Foundation for US-China Relations. In a fascinating discussion, Lee shares his perspectives on the South Korea-Taiwan relationship, the implications of the 2022 Korean Presidential Election, and Korea’s role in regional security arrangements.

Season 3, Episode 5:

In this episode of GTI Insights, GTI Program Manager Marshall Reid and Program Assistant Zoë Weaver-Lee interview Matej Šimalčik, the Executive Director of the Central European Institute of Asian Studies in Bratislava, Slovakia. In an engaging discussion, Šimalčik shares his perspectives on Slovakia’s views on the cross-Strait relationship, China’s role in Central and Eastern Europe, and the future of Europe’s responses to authoritarian coercion.

Season 3, Episode 4:

In this episode of GTI Insights, GTI Program Manager Marshall Reid and Intern Adrienne Wu interview Brian Hioe, an activist, journalist, and co-founder of New Bloom magazine. In a wide-ranging discussion, Hioe shares his unique perspectives on Taiwan’s efforts to expand its profile worldwide, growing United States-Taiwan cultural links, and the challenges associated with presenting Taiwan to US audiences.

Season 3, Episode 3:

In this episode of GTI Insights, GTI Program Manager Marshall Reid interviews Dr. Michael Zickerick, the Vice-Chairman of the German-Taiwan Association. In a fascinating discussion, Zickerick shares his thoughts on Germany’s approach to China and Taiwan, German-Taiwan medical diplomacy, and the future of Germany’s Taiwan policy under Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

Season 3, Episode 2:

In this episode of GTI Insights, GTI Program Associate Marshall Reid and Intern David Calhoun interview Dr. Saša Istenič, an assistant professor of sinology and director of the Taiwan Study Center at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. In an informative conversation, Istenič shares her thoughts on Slovenia’s recent outreach to Taiwan, domestic fears of Chinese retribution, and the future of Ljubljana’s participation in the 17+1 Initiative.

Season 3, Episode 1:

In this episode of GTI Insights, GTI Program Associate Marshall Reid interviews Margaret Myers, the director of the Asia and Latin America Program at the Inter-American Dialogue. In an engaging and timely discussion, Myers shares her perspectives on Taiwan’s complex diplomatic and economic relations with Central America, Taiwan Vice President Lai Ching-te’s recent visit to Honduras, and the future of Taiwan-China competition in the region.