Why the US-China relationship is so difficult

February 6, 2023

The security expert and author Elbridge Colby, formerly on the planning staff of the US Department of Defense, assesses the risk of war as follows: “There is a very realistic concern that there could be a war with China in this decade,” Colby said in an ARD interview. “When you talk to US officials, the only difference is exactly how high the probability is and when a war can happen.”


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.