Elbridge Colby Archives

May 4, 2023

China Could Soon Be the Dominant Military Power in Asia

The Atlantic | “The military balance between the U.S. and China in Asia is ‘very delicate and trending in an unfavorable direction in this decade for the U.S. and its allies,’ Elbridge Colby, a co-founder of the Marathon Initiative…”
May 2, 2023

Elbridge Colby Returns to The Nixon Seminar on Conservative Realism and National Security to Discuss Border Security

Richard Nixon Foundation | “This month's Nixon Seminar topic is the relationship between the United States and its neighboring countries at its Southern border and beyond......
May 2, 2023

Should US Prioritize Combating China or Russia?

Newsmax | “Former Deputy Defense Secretary Elbridge Colby, who was instrumental in writing the 2018 National Defense Strategy, contends that preparing for the inevitable war with China over Taiwan should take precedence over Ukraine…”.....
May 1, 2023

Elbridge Colby to Speak at the Aspen Ideas Festival 2023

The Aspen Institute | Elbridge A. Colby, Co-Founder and Principal of The Marathon Initiative; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Strategy and Force Development; author of “The Strategy of Denial”, will participate as a speaker at the 2023 Aspen Ideas Festival, hosted by The Aspen Institute, a renowned, global nonprofit committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society.....
April 29, 2023

DeSantis critical of China, hazy on Ukraine as he charts foreign policy path

The Washington Post | “By a large margin the Republican primary vote seems very far from the GOP old guard on foreign policy,” Colby said in a statement to The Washington Post. “And the truth is that the voters’ views are actually closer to reality:......
April 28, 2023

Declaration May Not Ease South Korea’s Concern Over U.S. Nuclear Commitment

VOA | The Washington Declaration and the NCG are "useful and productive steps," according to Elbridge Colby, former deputy assistant secretary of defense for Strategy and Force Development and the cofounder of The Marathon Initiative, a Washington-based institution focused on providing foreign and defense policy recommendations..... ....
April 28, 2023

WPR: The U.S. Still Needs Europe to Compete with China

World Politics Review | One argument, as captured well by former Trump administration Pentagon official Elbridge Colby, is that since China is the principal threat to the U.S. and seems poised to take increasingly more aggressive actions toward Taiwan,......
April 27, 2023

Washington DC’s 500 Most Influential People of 2023

Washingtonian | Elbridge Colby, Marathon Initiative Cofounder and Principal, included on Washingtonian’s list of the DC’s 500 Most Influential People of 2023....
April 25, 2023

A Critical Debate on the Ukraine-Taiwan Weapons Trade-Off

Washington Examiner | The Hudson Institute think tank hosted a much-needed debate on Monday. The motion: "Winning in Ukraine is critically important for deterring a war in Taiwan." Hudson's President John Walters proposed the motion, with the Marathon Initiative's Elbridge Colby opposing......
April 25, 2023

China’s incursions and America’s ‘feckless’ response

NewsNation | Former Pentagon official Elbridge Colby joins ‘On Balance with Leland Vittert’ to discuss CCP activity in the U.S. and more. ....