Taiwan Security Review
Taiwan Security Review is a policy podcast produced by the staff of GTI. 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.
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.
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.
In the third episode of Taiwan Security Review, Alex 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.
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.
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.