The Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies presents:

“Nuclear Weapons and U.S.-China Relations”

with Elbridge A. Colby

Principal Analyst and Division Lead, Global Strategic Affairs, CNA

This talk will be based on a report by Mr. Colby and his colleague Abraham Denmark for the Center for Strategic & International Studies. This report addresses the increasingly important set of issues surrounding the nuclear forces of the United States and China. It focuses on a series of policy and posture recommendations for the United States, but it does so with an eye toward U.S. allies in the region and Chinese audiences. The report also includes two appendixes—one detailing the Working Group’s assessment of China’s nuclear strategy, policy, decision making, posture, and capabilities, and one summarizing the Working Group’s discussions in Beijing in September 2012. It can be found at the following link:
Elbridge Colby is a principal analyst and division lead for global strategic affairs at CNA, where he focuses on strategic, deterrence, nuclear weapons, and related issues and advises a number of U.S. Government entities. He publishes regularly on defense and foreign policy issues in a variety of venues such as The National Interest,, Policy Review, and Orbis. He has published an edited volume, Strategic Stability: Contending Interpretations (SSI, 2013), co-chaired a CSIS study on U.S.-China nuclear weapons issues (2013), and has published book chapters in a number of edited collections. A term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the International Institute of Strategic Studies, and co-chairman of the Washington, D.C. Advisory Committee of the Hamilton Society, Mr. Colby is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School.