How Canada can update its Taiwan policy: Eric Lerhe in the Toronto Sun

It’s time for Canada to join its allies in maintaining political and security ties to Taiwan, writes Eric Lerhe in the Toronto Sun. By Eric Lerhe, September 14, 2018 The Trump administration has been rightly criticized for its often-confusing approach to foreign policy – with the president sometimes saying one thing, while the administration itself… Continue reading How Canada can update its Taiwan policy: Eric Lerhe in the Toronto Sun

Rethinking Canada’s timid approach to Taiwan: Eric Lerhe in the Hill Times

A growing number of states want to take concrete security steps to send a clearer signal to a China that has not responded to engagement and is taking increasingly risky action against Taiwan. It’s time for Canada to join them, writes Eric Lerhe. By Eric Lerhe, September 11, 2018 Taiwan has faced a steadily deteriorating… Continue reading Rethinking Canada’s timid approach to Taiwan: Eric Lerhe in the Hill Times

It’s time for Canada to rethink its decades-long caution on Taiwan: New MLI report

OTTAWA, ON (September 6, 2018): A lot has happened since the Pierre Trudeau government recognized the People’s Republic of China back in 1970, but Canada has not yet shown it’s willing to modernize its approach to Taiwan to keep up with the changing times. The current approach remains heavily rooted in an outdated “One-China” policy… Continue reading It’s time for Canada to rethink its decades-long caution on Taiwan: New MLI report

Loosening Ottawa’s rigid “one-China” policy with Taiwan: Eric Lerhe for Inside Policy

Canada should expand its ties and cooperate more closely with Taiwan, especially on security issues, writes Eric Lerhe. By Eric Lerhe, August 22, 2018 Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen’s visit to Los Angeles last week represents the first time a Taiwanese leader has spoken publicly in the United States in several years. And her tone was… Continue reading Loosening Ottawa’s rigid “one-China” policy with Taiwan: Eric Lerhe for Inside Policy

Why is Canada giving China a Free Pass?: Eric Lerhe for Inside Policy

The Trudeau government’s recent foreign and defence policy statements have shown a more muscular approach to international affairs, writes Eric Lerhe. But it also reveals a continuing passivity in the Indo-Pacific, specifically as it relates to China’s rise. By Eric Lerhe, July 4, 2017 Observers of Canada’s recent foreign policy and defence announcements were impressed… Continue reading Why is Canada giving China a Free Pass?: Eric Lerhe for Inside Policy