Elbridge Colby is principal analyst and division lead for Global Strategic Affairs in CNA’s Strategic Initiatives Group, where he focuses on strategic, deterrence, proliferation, intelligence policy, and related issues.
Recent Work: Strategic stability with Russia and China; future strategy for the U.S. Navy; Middle East contingencies; consultant to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Global Security Directorate; the U.S. Strategic Command; the National Intelligence Council, and other government bodies.
Previous Positions: From 2009-2010 Colby served as policy advisor to the Secretary of Defense’s Representative for the follow-on to the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, serving both on the delegation in Geneva and then as a Department of Defense point man for the treaty ratification effort. He previously served as an expert advisor to the Congressional Strategic Posture Commission, as special assistant to the Chief of Staff in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, as a staff member on the President’s WMD Commission, and with the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq and the State Department. He has also been an adjunct staff member with the RAND Corporation and has served as a consultant to the U.S. Nuclear Command and Control System Federal Advisory Committee.
Education: B.A., Harvard College, History, magna cum laude; J.D., Yale Law School
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