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October 17, 2023

China has been working quietly with countries who share its interest in unseating the United States as a global hegemon, said Elbridge Colby, the former U.S. deputy assistant secretary of defense for strategy and force development, in an interview with The Hub.

“They’re gaining leverage. They’re driving wedges. They’re trying to distract and tie down the United States. That, to me, is consistent with the behaviour that they would do if they were preparing for a big move in the western Pacific,” said Colby.

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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.