Our Work

We believe that the primary task for our generation is to build a new American strategy attuned to the pressing realities of our time. This framework must be comprehensive of the major regions and dimensions of U.S. power and interests. It must also be willing to challenge established wisdom and inertia in U.S. national security policy and related fields.

June 18, 2021

Japan must disavow pacifism and embrace collective defense

Nikkei Asia | The question of how to respond to China's enormous growth and increasing assertiveness is leading countries across the Indo-Pacific to grapple with uncomfortable -- even previously unimaginable -- policy changes....

June 15, 2021

Building a Force That Wins: Recommendations for the 2022 National Defense Strategy

Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies | peaker(s): Mark Gunzinger, Director of Future Concepts and Capability Assessments; Lukas Autenried, Senior Analyst; Lt Gen Dave Deptula....

June 15, 2021

Pentagon considering permanent naval task force to counter China in the Pacific

POLITICO | While the initiatives would not be a silver bullet to solve the China problem, the efforts are an encouraging sign that the Pentagon is committed to moving resources....

June 13, 2021

Elbridge Colby and Max Bergmann on President Biden’s First Overseas Trip

C-SPAN | Marathon Initiative’s Elbridge Colby and Center for American Progress' Max Bergmann talked about President Biden’s first overseas trip, plus other topics on foreign policy....

June 12, 2021

The Curzonian imprint on Indian foreign policy

Hindustan Times | Lord Curzon’s conceptualisation of India’s neighbourhood and emphasis on frontiers and integration is still relevant and can serve as a template for both India and India-US partnership....

June 12, 2021

With Donald Trump gone, NATO is plotting its future

The Economist | Even so, the geopolitics of Europe and Asia are unavoidably entwined, not least because America’s national defence strategy in 2018 explicitly discarded the requirement that the country be able to fight two wars at the same time.......

June 11, 2021

Asia Times Webinar: “What might start a Pacific War, and who would win it?”

Asia Times | Asia Times welcomes readers to an online discussion between editor-in-chief Uwe Parpart and Elbridge Colby, former Deputy Assistant Secretary....

June 9, 2021

Trump, Biden und Europa: Geopolitik, Lastenverteilung und Stil

Neue Zuericher Zeitung | Wess Mitchell zieht in der NZZ erstmals Bilanz über seine Zeit als führender Europa-Politiker unter dem ehemaligen amerikanischen Präsidenten.....

June 9, 2021

Pentagon to Speed Up Efforts to Counter China

The Wall Street Journal | At this point, the say-do gap is the problem,” said Elbridge Colby, a former Pentagon official who played a key role in developing the national defense strategy during the Trump administration....

June 9, 2021

Die NATO muss sich den neuen Realitäten anpassen

Reservistenverband | In knapp einer Woche kommen die Staats- und Regierungschefs der 30 NATO-Staaten zum Gipfeltreffen zusammen......