J. Michael Cole

Taipei-based Senior Non-Resident Fellow at China Policy Institute; associate researcher at CEFC; editor in chief Taiwan Sentinel, project coordinator of the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy’s Taiwan Democracy Bulletin.

M.A. War Studies Royal Military College of Canada, International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance from the Center for International Health and Cooperation (CIHC)/Fordham University, CX-77 (peacekeeping) Lester Pearson Peacekeeping Centre, B.A. English literature.

Michael Cole was deputy news editor and a reporter at the Taipei Timesfrom 2006-2013. Prior to moving to Taiwan in 2005, he was an intelligence officer for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) in Ottawa. He has been published in the Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, South China Morning Post (SCMP), the National Interest, Jane’s Defence Weekly, Jane’s Intelligence Review, Jane’s Intelligence Weekly, Jane’s Navy International, Jane’s International Defence Review, the Ottawa Citizen, China Brief, Lowy Interpreter, CounterPunch, Hong Kong Free Press, FrontLine Security, Strategic Vision, Asia Today International, International Peace Institute Global Observatory, The News Lens and The Diplomat.

He is the author of Convergence or Conflict in the Taiwan Strait, published in late 2016 by Routledge.

He was the 2012 recipient of the award for Outstanding Journalism from the Chen Wen-chen Memorial Foundation. He frequently appears on BBC, CNN, ABC, CBC, VOA and Al-Jazeera.

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