Elbridge Colby Archives

September 9, 2022

The Morality of a Strategy of Denial

First Things | America’s foreign policy needs to reorient. In my book The Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Age of Great Power Conflict, I lay out what this approach should be....

September 4, 2022

Biden’s CCP – Confused China Policy

Economic Times | Seema Sirohi quotes Elbridge Colby in her September 1, 2022 column for Economic Times....

August 31, 2022

The US (ultimately) pivots from Europe to the Indo-Pacific.

Good Times Bad Times | The United States, despite the war in Europe, is making a strategic recalibration to the Indo-Pacific....

August 29, 2022

Europe’s Emerging Vulnerability: A Secure Europe Needs Greater German Defense Efforts

Internationale Politik | The United States cannot handle all of the world’s potential conflicts on its own, and certainly not simultaneously....

August 27, 2022

India presents China a two-front problem, U.S. Navy chief suggests

Nikkei Asia | "What the United States and Japan need India to do is to be as strong as possible in South Asia and effectively draw Chinese attention so that they have a major second-front problem," said Colby, the principal author of the 2018 National Defense Strategy under former President Donald Trump. ...

August 25, 2022

Lessons of Ukraine: Half a Year of Invasion

Yomuiri | Based on the failure of the Russian military, China is expected to aim to secure air superiority by completely destroying the air defense network with a large number of precision-guided missiles immediately after the start of the war with Taiwan....

August 25, 2022

Elbridge Colby: War with China or Russia increasingly plausible but Canada isn’t ready

National Post | The world needs more Canada. But, contrary to much current rhetoric, it needs more good, old-fashioned Canadian hard power. As much as anything, this means more Canadian military strength that can help better defend its allies — and itself — in a considerably more dangerous world........

August 24, 2022

The Kevin Roberts Show – Episode 28, Elbridge Colby

The Kevin Roberts Show | When it comes to foreign policy, America is no longer leading from a place of “peace through strength.” As today’s guest puts it: “We’re both speaking softly and carrying a small stick.”....

August 22, 2022

Can China’s Invasion of Taiwan be Prevented?

Army Matters - Association of the United States Army | Most people believe it’s not a question of if China will invade Taiwan, but “when”. So can this be prevented? Host Joe Craig sits down with Elbridge Colby to discuss his 2021 book The Strategy of Denial: American Defense.....

August 22, 2022

Will Great Powers War Once More? (feat. Elbridge Colby)

American Moment | In Today's episode of "Moment of Truth," Saurabh and Nick sit down with Elbridge Colby, Co-Founder and Principal of The Marathon Initiative and author of "The Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Age of Great Power Conflict." .......