About this event

The German Marshall Fund of the United States is pleased to welcome Elbridge Colby to present and discuss his book, The Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Age of Great Power Conflict. As lead architect of the 2018 National Defense Strategy, Colby outlines how Washington should recalibrate its defense in the face of Beijing’s growing power and ambition, putting particular emphasis on the goals that the United States should tackle and the interests it should prioritize.

After an initial presentation, the author will be joined by Bonnie Glaser, Director of the Asia Program at GMF, and Veerle Nouwens, Senior Research Fellow at the International Security Studies Department of the Royal United Services Institute, to discuss the key takeaways from the book and regional security in the Indo-Pacific from a US and a European perspective. The session will be moderated by Mareike Ohlberg, Senior Fellow in the Asia Program at GMF.

If you have any questions, please contact Julia Pallanch at [email protected].

Event Speakers

Bonnie S. Glaser

Director, Asia Program

Bonnie S. Glaser is director of the Asia Program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. She was previously senior adviser for Asia and the director of the China Power Project at the Center for Strategic and Internati...

Mareike Ohlberg

Senior Fellow, Asia Program

Mareike Ohlberg is a senior fellow in the Asia Program and leads the Stockholm China Forum. She is based at GMF’s Berlin Office. Before joining GMF, Mareike worked as an analyst at the Mercator Institute for China Studies, wher...