Publications

April 26, 2024

The U.S. Munitions Deficit Is a Political Problem

Taiwan Talks | The best way to understand this lack of progress is as a form of collective action problem. Given the U.S. federal system’s grounding in a separation of powers..........
February 12, 2024

5 Rules for Superpowers Facing Multiple Conflicts

Foreign Policy | While the debate rages about how to handle what’s happening in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia, it may be worth pausing to consider the situation from a historical perspective......
January 12, 2024

FP Insider: This Is a ‘5-Alarm Fire Right Now’

Foreign Policy | Viewed from Washington, there’s currently one big war going on in Ukraine, another war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza that could get bigger, and one war that hasn’t started yet but that would dwarf all the others should it come to pass: a war between the United States and China....
January 8, 2024

What to know about China’s military purge

Semafor | Over the past six months, a widening shake-up of China’s defense establishment has raised questions about leader Xi Jinping’s ability to root out corruption in the armed forces and modernize the country’s military. ...
January 2, 2024

AUKUS deal involves long diplomatic road for subs

The Australian | “Ex-Pentagon official Elbridge Colby and former Republican Senate security adviser Alex Velez-Green have warned that the superpower’s own navy has too few spare boats to sell to Australia unless production greatly speeds up...
January 1, 2024

Donald Trump’s top defence advisers warn against selling nuclear subs to Australia

The Australian | “Just weeks after the US congress passed laws allowing President Joe Biden to sell Virginia-class boats to its AUKUS ally in Canberra, ex-Pentagon official Elbridge Colby and former republican Senate security adviser Alex Velez-Green say the superpower’s own navy has too few boats spare to sell to Australia unless production greatly speeds up”.....
November 30, 2023

Kissinger Met with Xi and Other Powerful Figures into His 100th Year

The New York Times | "When Henry Kissinger popped up in an ornate meeting room in Beijing in July with Xi Jinping, China’s leader, the episode became the most vivid symbol of the former diplomat and business consultant’s ability through the decades to put himself next to centers of power.".........
November 29, 2023

David Hale: Sino-American Competition, Global Strategy, and the Place of the Middle East

The National Interest | The pivot to East Asia is a rational maneuver much discussed over the past decades but of only recent and somewhat sticky execution..........
November 7, 2023

“Strategy of Denial” Now Available in Korean // “거부 전략”은 이제 한국어로 이용 가능

Pybook Korea | Elbridge Colby’s landmark book “The Strategy of Denial” is now available in Korean. // 엘브리지 콜비의 획기적인 책 "거부 전략"은 이제 한국어로 제공됩니다.........
November 3, 2023

AUKUS going to ‘face challenges’ and is ‘at risk of falling apart’

The Australian | Former US deputy assistant secretary of defence Elbridge Colby says the trilateral security partnership between Australia, the UK, and the US, in acquiring nuclear-powered submarines (AUKUS) is at risk of falling apart.........