In 2023, the Indo-Pacific “anti-hegemony alliance” is gradually taking shape, and China’s ambitions have contributed to it

January 19, 2023

Elbridge Colby, former deputy assistant secretary of defense and lead author of the Trump administration’s 2018 National Defense Strategy report, told VOA: “Counter-hegemonic alliances are forming, and in some On the one hand, it already exists … these are largely not driven by the United States, but rather a response to Beijing’s growing aggression, power and its powerful ambitions.”


Elbridge Colby is co-founder and principal of The Marathon Initiative, a policy initiative focused on developing strategies to prepare the United States for an era of sustained great power competition.