J. Michael Cole (M.A. War Studies, Royal Military College of Canada) is a senior fellow at the China Policy Institute, University of Nottingham, a research associate at the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC) in Taipei, and a senior officer at the Thinking Taiwan Foundation, a think tank launched by DPP Chairperson Tsai Ing-wen in 2012 that is not directly/institutionally affiliated with the DPP. He is a former analyst at the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) in Ottawa and was a deputy news editor and journalist at the Taipei Times from 2006-2013. He is a regular columnist for The Diplomat and a contributor for Jane’s Defence Weekly and The National Interest. His work has also appeared in theWall Street Journal, the Christian Science Monitor and the Ottawa Citizen.
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