Media

June 28, 2022

How to keep the peace in the Indo-Pacific

The Japan Times | Still, there is a limit to the appeal of public goods There is a real difference between “new friends” and making hard choices that risk doing real damage to national security. Countries will take what they’re offered but are likely to remain on the fence in a conflict. .....

June 22, 2022

U.S. needs nimbler Asia posture to blunt China’s punch: study

Nikkei Asia | Recent arguments for countering China through "denial" have been spearheaded by Elbridge Colby, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense for strategy and force planning and the lead architect of the Trump administration's 2018.....

June 17, 2022

Podcast: Does Biden have a geopolitical plan?

The Spectator Podcast — The District | Spectator Deputy Editor Oliver Wiseman is joined by Elbridge Colby, a senior Pentagon official during the Trump administration and the author of A Strategy of Denial, to discuss Biden’s foreign policy, the war in Ukraine and whether the US is doing enough to rise to the China threat......

June 17, 2022

Nikkei Asia Webinar – Asia’s flashpoints: regional security threats and solutions

Nikkei Asia | The war in Ukraine has stoked fears about potential conflicts in Asia. Concerns range from Taiwan and the Korean peninsula to the India-China border and the Pacific Islands. All this is taking place in the broader context of a regional arms race. This webinar will examine the various points of tension – and how they might be mitigated......

June 9, 2022

U.S. and China likely to trade blows at Asian security meeting

Reuters | With U.S. military and political capital soaked up by the war in Ukraine, Austin will be under pressure to convince China's rivals in Asia that they can rely on Washington.......

June 7, 2022

Create a NATO for the Pacific, U.S. senator proposes

Nikkei Asia | Elbridge Colby, a former U.S. deputy assistant secretary of defense for strategy and force development, said that spending political capital to form an Asian NATO would distract America and its allies from preparing for the China challenge......

June 6, 2022

Ukraine’s Tactics Are Showing Smaller Countries How to Fight Back

Bloomberg | “The clear lesson is: Don’t rely on indirect international pressure. You’ve got to be able to defeat the adversary’s ability to take and hold the key territory of your state,” says Elbridge Colby, a former Pentagon official who was the lead architect of the Trump administration’s 2018 National Defense Strategy......

June 5, 2022

Dust Off That Dirty Word Detente and Engage With China

Bloomberg | The Reagan Institute invites you to join Elbridge Colby and Mike .....

June 5, 2022

80 Years On, It’s Unclear the U.S. Would Win a New Battle of Midway

TIME | In these circumstances, as Elbridge Colby, former deputy assistant secretary for defense and the lead author of the 2018 National Defense Strategy, has argued, Washington must prepare to win a war with China—one which it cannot afford to lose—precisely in order to prevent that war from happening. .....

May 31, 2022

All for One: U.S. enlists its Asian allies in defense of Taiwan

Nikkei Asia | After the leaders of the Quad -- the U.S., Japan, Australia, and India -- met in Tokyo and distributed a joint statement on May 24, reporters quickly typed the terms "Russia" and "China" into the search function.....