America’s intensifying competition with China is one of the defining features of geopolitics in the 21st century. Please join the American Security Project for an on-the-record discussion on Thursday, November 4 with Elbridge Colby, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development and author of the newly released book The Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Age of Great Power Competition.
Colby will discuss how to address a rising China, why favorable regional balances of power matter for U.S. strategy, the importance of alliances, and his views on the best military strategy for the United States in light of this broad geopolitical challenge. This zoom webinar will run from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. (EDT) and will include time for audience questions.
Elbridge Colby is co-founder and principal of The Marathon Initiative, a policy initiative focused on developing strategies to prepare the United States for an era of sustained great power competition. He is the author of The Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Age of Great Power Conflict (Yale University Press, 2021). Previously, Colby was from 2018-2019 the Director of the Defense Program at the Center for a New American Security, where he led the Center’s work on defense issues.
Before that, he served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development, leading the Department’s preeminent strategic planning guidance focusing on challenges posed by China and Russia, the 2018 National Defense Strategy (NDS). He also served as the primary Defense Department representative in the development of the 2017 National Security Strategy. He has testified several times before Congress and the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.