The West wants to save Ukraine from defeat. But what about victory?

July 12, 2022

In many minds, the U.S. should be thinking very specifically about how to counter China because China is equipping and girding itself specifically to defeat the U.S. and any coalition it might assemble. Elbridge Colby, a former Pentagon official and co-founder of the Marathon Initiative, a nonprofit think tank specializing in strategic analysis, says the U.S. must put a real effort into countering China, if only to deter it from acting on its increasingly aggressive anti-U.S. rhetoric. The best way to do this is to implement a more deliberate and proactive strategy, rather than simply reacting to Beijing’s bellicosity or making token gestures, as it is doing now.

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Elbridge Colby is co-founder and principal of The Marathon Initiative, a policy initiative focused on developing strategies to prepare the United States for an era of sustained great power competition.