Elbridge Colby Archives

May 12, 2021

Virtual Event | US and Japan National Security and Defense Strategies

Hudson Institute | Following the recent summit between President Biden and Prime Minister Suga, it’s clear that the U.S.-Japan alliance is strong, but there are many challenges that the two powers must confront together.

May 9, 2021

Asia is US Priority: Europe Has to be Ready to Defend Itself Alone

Klub Jagielloński | What the US wants is a sustainable, favorable balance of power, particularly in Asia, because that’s where half of global GDP and the future is.

April 25, 2021

Interests, Not Values, Should Guide America’s China Strategy

The National Interest |It is now widely accepted that the United States is in a great power competition with China, and that allies and partners are pivotal in this struggle....

April 20, 2021

China and Russia Turn Deeper Ties into a Military Challenge for Biden

Foreign Policy | “You face a two-front war where we don’t have a two-front military,” said Elbridge Colby, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense during the Trump administration.

April 16, 2021

Taiwan contingency directly connected to Japan’s sovereignty—former Pentagon official

Jiji Press | Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Elbridge Colby, who was in charge of formulating the US National Defense Strategy in 2018, said in an interview that the Taiwan contingency was a problem directly linked to Japan's sovereignty. The answers to each question are as follows....

April 8, 2021

Biden Backs Taiwan, but Some Call for a Clearer Warning to China

The New York Times | If anything can tip the global power struggle between China and the United States into an actual military conflict, many experts and administration officials say, ...

March 30, 2021

The Challenge from China: Where We Are Now and Where Things Are Heading

Waynesburg University | Waynesburg University hosted Elbridge Colby for a virtual lecture as part of the Glenn A. and Jane L. Crosby Humanities Lectureship...

March 25, 2021

Let’s Avoid the ‘Crusades’ and Focus on China

Le Figaro | This former Pentagon strategist under Trump warns against overly aggressive rhetoric on "democratic values" that is not backed up by adequate military and economic means...

March 24, 2021

The Taiwan Flashpoint in US-China Relations

Renaissance Macro Research | RenMac’s Head of Policy Steve Pavlick will host a discussion on how Taiwan could become the flashpoint in U.S.-China relations...

March 22, 2021

The State of (Deterrence By) Denial

War on the Rocks | America should act now to strengthen its Western Pacific forward posture. Neglecting it further raises the risk of war — and defeat....