The Global Impact of Chinese Ascendancy Examined with Elbridge Colby

January 14, 2024

Elbridge Colby, the architect of the 2018 National Defense Strategy and author of “The Strategy of Denial,” joins us to untangle the complex web of China’s rise and its implications for global power dynamics. Our conversation spans the globe, from the strategic corridors of Washington D.C. to the manufacturing hubs and supply chains disrupted by COVID-19. As we explore Colby’s pivotal role in reorienting defense priorities and his vision for U.S. engagement with China, the dialogue reveals a world where military might, economic interdependence, and technological advancements are inextricably linked. The stakes are high, and the need for a nuanced approach to international relations has never been more pressing.

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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.