Taiwan has a big problem

June 1, 2023

There’s a broader philosophical-political point Taiwan neglects here. As Taiwan strategist Elbridge Colby put it, “If Taiwan is so blithe about its own defense, why should Americans stick their necks out? How much should Americans be willing to suffer if Taiwan isn’t even prepared to advocate for its own defense? Taiwan’s defense is already a tough case. She’s making it a lot tougher.”

Washington Examiner

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.