Media

September 16, 2021

Former U.S. National Defense Official Proposes “Denial Strategy” to Contain Beijing

VOA Chinese | Recently, Chinese naval ships sailed into the waters near Alaska in the United States. A few days ago, Japan said that Chinese destroyers and suspected submarines were found on the edge of its waters...

September 15, 2021

Biden Announces Defense Deal With Australia in a Bid to Counter China

The New York Times | But China’s aggressive tactics in the Pacific and America’s desire to ensure security for Taiwan required the United States to empower Australia, even...

September 14, 2021

Rethinking U.S. Defense Strategy, With Elbridge A. Colby

Council on Foreign Relations | Elbridge A. Colby, cofounder and principal of the Marathon Initiative, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss whether and how the United States should revise its defense strategy to face its current challenges...

September 14, 2021

American Defense in an Era of Great Power Conflict

Diplomatic Courier | Binary either-or strategy considerations about whether China is a threat or not don't go far enough and reflect a lack of doctrinal framework. ...

September 12, 2021

Getting a Game Plan for the Guardian of America’s Global Interests

The National Interest | In a decade or so, we’ll have all the answers. Either this will be recognized as the latest age of the great American strategists following in the footsteps of Alfred Thayer Mahan and George Kennan—or we will all be speaking Chinese and bowing to the West...

September 11, 2021

What Comes After the 9/11 Era?

The New York Times | A consensus can change slowly and then, under the right pressure, all at once, and for Republicans that pressure came from Donald Trump. No dove or systematizer, he still made realism and anti-interventionism respectable again — with immediate consequences for my friend...

September 9, 2021

Defending the Next American Century

Law & Liberty | The story is familiar: two great powers lurching toward blows more and more with each passing day, but neither will yield an inch. Geopolitics, national interests, and escalatory rhetoric bring both to an inflection point too dangerous to ignore, but too distant for some to foresee until it is too late....

August 23, 2021

Elbridge Colby & The True Purpose Of The American Government

The Ben Domenech Podcast | This week, Ben Domenech is joined by Co-Founder and Principal of The Marathon Initiative Elbridge Colby to discuss America’s involvement in the Afghanistan crisis. Elbridge shares his take on President Joe Biden’s responses in a recent interview with George Stephanopoulos. He also shares his thoughts on American policy and the true purpose of our government....

August 19, 2021

Will the Next American War Be With China?

The New Yorker | Colby, a fortysomething graduate of Yale Law School, was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development in the Trump Administration....

August 5, 2021

The China Threat and US Defense Strategies

Global Demons with Robert D. Kaplan | Why should the average American care about the China Threat? In this episode of the Global Demons Podcast, Host Robert D. Kaplan is joined by Elbridge Colby to discuss Chinese military and defense strategies and how the U.S. and its allies should engage with China in the future....