Elbridge Colby Archives

February 19, 2021

US Concerned at Chinese Law Allowing Coast Guard Use of Arms

Financial Times | The US has expressed concern about a new law that authorises the Chinese coast guard to fire on foreign ships operating in disputed waters claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea and East China Sea….

February 19, 2021

We Must Prepare for Military Threats from North Korea And China

Hankook Ilbo | For decades, South Korea and US forces in Korea have prioritized only the North Korean threat. Only North Korea has posed a real and direct threat to South Korea. But in 10 years or earlier, the change will begin......

February 10, 2021

Joe Biden creates Pentagon task force on China

Financial Times | US president pledges to ‘meet the China challenge and ensure the American people win’....

February 10, 2021

Pentagon launches new task force to examine China threat

Politico | The move underscored the message that the administration is prepared to counter China on the military front....

January 26, 2021

America Can Defend Taiwan

Wall Street Journal | The Biden administration faces a stark reality: Over the next four years it’s possible that China will try to take Taiwan.....

January 10, 2021

US risks enraging China by easing limits on Taiwan relations

Financial Times | Mike Pompeo, US secretary of state, has lifted longstanding restrictions that limit US diplomatic relations with Taiwan, in a move that is likely to incense China days before the Biden administration takes power.....

January 10, 2021

State Dept. Moves to Ease Restrictions on Meeting With Taiwan Officials

New York Times | The United States said on Saturday that it would relax its restrictions on interactions between American officials and their counterparts in Taiwan as the Trump administration seeks to lock in a tougher line against Beijing in its final days.....

January 10, 2021

NYSE begins delisting China’s three largest state-run telecoms groups

Financial Times | The New York Stock Exchange has begun delisting China’s three largest state-run telecom groups to comply with a Trump administration executive order barring US investors from holding stakes in companies suspected of having ties to the Chinese military......

December 24, 2020

How NATO Manages the “Bear” and the “Dragon”

Orbis | In March 2020, the secretary-general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Jens Stoltenberg, convened a “reflection group” to....

December 21, 2020

Flareup feared in South China Sea due to power vacuum in U.S.

The Asahi Shimbun | Around the time Joe Biden was giving his victory speech in Delaware as U.S. president-elect on Nov. 8, two B-1B strategic bombers took off from Andersen U.S. Air Force Base in Guam and set a course for the South China Sea....