Book Launch: “The Strategy of Denial”

After the Cold War, it has been the long-standing commitment of the United States to ensure that no other state dominate key regions of the world. However, in current times, the US alone cannot maintain the peaceful global order with its increasing multipolarity as different facets of power are slowly shifting to a rising hegemon, China.  The recently published U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy has a major focus on the People’s Republic of China due to its majority stake in global GDP, its increased military activities, building and deployment, its expansion of political and diplomatic influence, and its current position in technological advancement race.  

The Stratbase Albert del Rosario Institute has invited Elbridge Colby, co-founder of the Marathon Initiative, former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, to discuss his book titled, “The Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Age of Great Power Competition” where he provides a practical approach for defense strategy for the US and its allies to address China’s growing power and ambition.  


Opening Remarks
Prof. Victor Andres Manhit
President, Stratbase ADR Institute

Overview: The Strategy of Denial, American Defense in an Age of Great Power Competition
Elbridge Colby
Co-founder and Principal, The Marathon Initiative
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development, US Department of Defense

Reactor: Framing in the Philippine Context
Dr. Renato de Castro
Trustee and Program Convenor, Stratbase ADR Institute
Associate Professor, De La Salle University

Closing Remarks
Hank Hendrickson
Executive Director, US-Philippines Society

Dr. Charmaine Misalucha-Willoughby
Associate Professor, De La Salle University

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