Elbridge Colby: America Will Choose Asia Over Europe

February 24, 2024

UnHerd’s Freddie Sayers talks with Donald Trump’s former security advisor Elbridge Colby and others, about the possibility of World War III. Colby says American defence must focus on China. “Given the geopolitics and the economic map today, Asia is the primary theater, and China is far more of a significant threat than Europe. It’s just logical, and it’s based on empirical evidence. And I think it’s so compelling that any administration is going to have to follow it, hopefully, by having the discipline to preserve our resources for that decisive theatre, Asia, and ideally deter war or, if necessary, prevail in it. ”


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.