Publications

December 2, 2021

The United States Should Defend Taiwan

National Review | The United States should defend Taiwan if China attacks it. Not out of altruism — although it would benefit Taiwan for us to do so — but out of self-interest.....

November 18, 2021

After Hegemony

The John Batchelor Show | Peter Berkowitz interviewed on Elbridge Colby's defense of Taiwan on The John Batchelor Show......

November 13, 2021

How America Can Defend Taiwan

The Spectator | How would America respond if China attacked Taiwan? The pressure to defend the island would be compelling, if not overwhelming.....

October 27, 2021

The Fight for Taiwan Could Come Soon

The Wall Street Journal | The U.S. and China are engaged in a “strategic competition,” as the Biden administration has put it, with Taiwan emerging as the focal point.....

September 26, 2021

Column: A new military alliance, a summit meeting: The U.S.-China face-off is looking like the Cold War

Los Angeles Times | The standard view in Asia is that Taiwan is the canary in the coal mine,” said Elbridge Colby, a former Pentagon official whose new book, “The Strategy of Denial,” focuses on the U.S.-China confrontation.....

September 15, 2021

The Strategy of Denial

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace | Join us for a conversation on Elbridge A. Colby's new book The Strategy of Denial which offers a detailed examination of how America's defense strategy must change in order to checkmate China's growing power and ambition and deter war....

August 26, 2021

Deutschland am Scheidepunkt – eine aktive Verteidigungs- und Bündnispolitik ist überfällig (Germany at the crossroads – an active defense and alliance policy is overdue)

SIRIUS – Zeitschrift für Strategische Analysen | If European allies, especially Germany, continue to refuse to increase their defense efforts, the United States is unlikely to fill the security vacuum in Europe, but will rather accept the risks that such a refusal poses to European security.....

August 23, 2021

Beijing’s American Hustle

Foreign Affairs | Although many Americans were slow to realize it, Beijing’s enmity for Washington began long before U.S. President Donald Trump’s election in 2016 and even prior to Chinese President Xi Jinping’s rise to power in 2012. .....

August 21, 2021

A Strategy for Avoiding Two-Front War

The National Interest | The greatest risk facing the twenty-first-century United States, short of an outright nuclear attack, is a two-front war involving its strongest military rivals, .....

June 30, 2021

Biden Is Falling Into the Same Trap With Europe as Obama

Foreign Policy | In reality, U.S. ties with many European allies don’t need resuscitation. In fact, many of these relationships significantly improved under Trump following years of neglect under the Obama administration.....