Canada, Taiwan, and Indo-Pacific Security


October 18, 2021

In this episode of The Global Exchange, you will hear a discussion between Cleo Paskal, Cdre (re’td) Dr. Eric Lerhe, and Jonathan Manthorpe on Indo-Pacific stability.

This episode is an extract from CGAI’s webinar on Canada-Taiwan relations, made possible thanks to the support of our strategic sponsors Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics, and thanks to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office.

Read our 2021 Taiwan Series.

Read Cdre Lehre and Mr. Manthorpe’s recommendations.

Participant Biographies:

  • Commodore Eric Lerhe was commissioned in 1972 and retired from the CF in September 2003 and commenced his doctoral studies at Dalhousie. His PhD was awarded in 2012 and his thesis on the sovereignty implications of Canada-US interoperability was published by the Dalhousie University Center for Foreign Policy Studies. His current research interests are Asia-Pacific security, maritime strategy, and NATO.
  • Jonathan Manthorpe is the author of three books on international relations, politics, and history. Over his 40-year career as a journalist he has been the foreign correspondent in Asia, Africa, and Europe for Southam News; the European bureau chief for the Toronto Star; and the national political reporter for The Globe and Mail. Manthorpe has also undertaken special projects for the United Nations, the World Bank, the Asia Development Bank, and the Canadian International Development Agency. He now lives in Victoria.
  • Cleo Paskal is an associate fellow in the Environment and Society Programme and the Asia-Pacific programme. She is research lead on Chatham House’s project on perceptions of strategic shifts in the Indo-Pacific from the points of view of the United States, the United Kingdom, India, Japan, Oceania and France. She has lectured/briefed at a wide range of organisations, including the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Royal College of Defence Studies (United Kingdom), US Department of State, US Army War College, US Air Force, Center for Homeland Defense & Security (Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey), Inter-American Defence Board (Washington, DC), National Defence College (India), National Defence College (Oman), the German Foreign Office, Centre for National Security Studies (Canadian Forces College), Global Affairs Canada, the European Union, and the Scottish Government, as well as for heads of major corporations and groups of security professionals from over 30 countries.

Host Biography:

  • Colin Robertson is a former diplomat, and Vice President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.

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