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August 11, 2022

Erin Molan: Australia can ill afford to overlook the threat of China

The Daily Telegraph (Australia) |  There are plenty of experts who believe that Taiwan isn’t the main target and that China is more likely to attack bigger (read the West) and do it quickly........

August 11, 2022

China’s ‘new normal’ for Taiwan raises fears for global trade

Al Jazeera | “If the Chinese impose a full or partial blockade, the United States should work with like-minded countries in Asia and beyond to ensure that Taiwan is resupplied with adequate critical goods,” Elbridge Colby, a former high-ranking US defence official, told Al Jazeera....

August 7, 2022

China has ‘incentives’ to ‘strike big and early’

Sky News Australia | Former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence Elbridge Colby says he's worried about the possibility of China striking "big and early in a pretty surprising way", as laid out by NSW Liberal Senator Jim Molan....

August 4, 2022

‘Japan to triple its defense budget’: Former U.S. Defense official Bridge Colby

Nikkei Asia | The Fumio Kishida government is considering increasing defense spending at a pace that will not be able to counter the threat from China. Former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Elbridge Colby, who is visiting Japan, said in an interview with the Nihon Keizai Shimbun on the 4th that the defense budget should immediately be tripled from the current level.......

August 3, 2022

Pelosi talks over Taiwan visit ‘outdated’, US experts fear

Asahi | U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan. The Chinese government has warned that Pelosi will take "strong countermeasures" if she visits Taiwan, which is expected to increase tensions between the United States and China.......

August 2, 2022

Eagle eyes are on Taiwan, but is China distracting us from a ‘second Pearl Harbour’?

The Sydney Morning Herald | I turned to a well-regarded US strategist, Elbridge Colby, for guidance. Colby was the lead author of the US National Defence Strategy published in 2018.......

July 25, 2022

Canadian Global Affairs Institute: What is a Strategy of Denial?

Canadian Global Affairs Institute | How should countries deal with renewed power competition? Colin Robertson talks to Elbridge Colby's Strategy of Denial, and with John Gruetzner they explore the implications for Canada on #TheGlobalExchange.......

July 25, 2022

American Defense in an Age of Great Power Conflict

Hidden Forces | In Episode 261 of Hidden Forces, Demetri Kofinas speaks with Elbridge Colby, co-founder and principal of The Marathon Initiative, an organization whose mission is to develop the diplomatic, military, and economic strategies that the United States will need to navigate a protracted era of great power competition.......

July 23, 2022

Biden admin doing opposite of what it should do to avoid war with China: Defense expert

The Ingraham Angle | COLBY: I warned in a Wall Street Journal piece back in February that there was a real risk that Ukraine would be a distraction from China and Taiwan. And frankly, here we are........

July 14, 2022

Is the US counter-bid to China’s rising influence ‘too little too late’?

Ben Fordham Live (2 GB - 873 AM) | Former Defence Official at the Pentagon Bridge Colby says there has not been “enough focus” on the Western Pacific....