Our Work

We believe that the primary task for our generation is to build a new American strategy attuned to the pressing realities of our time. This framework must be comprehensive of the major regions and dimensions of U.S. power and interests. It must also be willing to challenge established wisdom and inertia in U.S. national security policy and related fields.

Zeitenwende – German Defence Policy in an Era of Great Power Conflict: Keynote Remarks

by Elbridge Colby

“The Zeitenwende is thus an historic and enormously commendable step by Germany, as it points in the direction of a truly collaborative solution to this global set of problems we as allies now face …”
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Strategic Sequencing: How Great Powers Avoid Multi-Front War

by A. Wess Mitchell

This paper examines how four great powers in history have handled simultaneity …
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Association of the United States Army LANPAC: Keynote Remarks

by Elbridge Colby

“Our empowerment, our bolstering of military efforts is focused on denial – a goal that is in the most basic sense defensive …”
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Economic Interdependence Will Not Deter U.S.-China War

by Christopher Vassallo

Economic ties linking the U.S. with China are insufficient to prevent a war …
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Realizing the Contact & Blunt Layers in Europe and Asia

by Elbridge Colby and Jakub Grygiel (with Yashar Parsie)

The purpose of this study is to provide a strategic framework for how the U.S. should think about and act toward allies and partners in an era defined by great power competition…
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May 28, 2022

‘Strategic confusion’ hurts Taiwan

Tapei Times | As for Washington’s commitment to Taiwan, “the morality of a foreign policy should be judged not by words or intent, but by how well it does that,” American Global Strategies senior adviser Elbridge Colby aptly said.....

May 27, 2022

Still Top Gun? What Tom Cruise’s new movie tells us about American power

Financial Times | Elbridge Colby worked in the Pentagon as deputy assistant secretary of defence, helping to write the influential 2018 National Defense Strategy, which shifted US strategy away from a focus on terrorism and towards a new era of great-power competition........

May 25, 2022

Top Republicans dismiss partisan differences

The Australian | Former Trump administration Pentagon official Elbridge Colby, an expert of Indo-Pacific affairs and co-founder of the Marathon Initiative, said he hoped Australia didn’t change its foreign policy stance under Labor........

May 24, 2022

Former Trump official criticized Biden’s comments about Taiwan

Tucker Carlson Tonight | Elbridge Colby told 'Tucker Carlson Tonight' Biden should speak softly, and carry a big stick........

May 24, 2022

Washington Journal: Elbridge Colby and Mark Cancian on America’s Role in Supporting Ukraine

Washington Journal | Elbridge Colby and Mark Cancian talked about the U.S. role in supporting Ukraine against Russian aggression....

May 23, 2022

Biden Commits US Military To Defend Taiwan | Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar

Breaking Pointsl | Krystal and Saagar talk with foreign policy analyst Elbridge Colby about the Biden administration's policies towards Taiwan that are in the spotlight after Biden called for the military to defend the island nation.....

May 21, 2022

Joe Biden auf Mutmachermission

Der Spiegel | In both countries, the development of their own nuclear weapons is being debated .......

May 19, 2022

US to boost Pacific spending to counter China, but no ‘real number’ yet

Breaking Defense | [Camille Dawson, deputy assistant secretary at the State Department’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs]’s fellow panelist Elbridge Colby, former deputy assistant secretary of defense for strategy and force development, was less sanguine........

May 18, 2022

Asia Pacific: A US Defense Strategy | Sea-Air-Space 2022

Sea - Air - Space 2022 | Asia Pacific: A US Defense Strategy | Sea-Air-Space 2022......

May 18, 2022

Bridge Colby Brings Us the Latest on Ukraine

The Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show | Well, great to be with you, Clay and Buck. And, actually, I’m here in Hawaii on work; so don’t be too jealous, but it’s always a pleasure to be with you guys.......