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.

July 30, 2021

How the U.S. Learned to Stop Worrying About the Pacific and Love the ‘Indo-Pacific’

Foreign Policy | “From a military perspective, the focus really needs to be tightly on the Pacific, especially the first island chain and Taiwan,” said Elbridge Colby, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense during the Trump administration who helped craft the 2018 National Defense Strategy....

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.....

June 24, 2021

Deter China’s military invasion of Taiwan

47 News | As the conflict between the United States and China deepens and tensions in the Taiwan Strait are worried, Elbridge Colby, who participated in the formulation of the strategy for China as Assistant Secretary of Defense under the former US administration of Trump,....

June 24, 2021

Wess Mitchell testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on NATO 2030

House Foreign Affairs Committee | TMI Principal Wess Mitchell reflects on strengthening the transatlantic alliance in his testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee #NATO2030.......

June 21, 2021

Pacific deterrence budget creates rift between Biden and Congress

Nikkei Asia | The confusion over the PDI shows that there is still debate over "how to deal with the China military challenge," even as the question of whether Beijing is a priority has been settled,....

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 | Speaker(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....