Elbridge Colby

Elbridge Colby is a Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), where he focuses on strategic, deterrence, nuclear weapons, conventional force, intelligence, and related issues. Previously, he served as a research analyst in the Strategic Initiatives Group at the Center for Naval Analyses, policy adviser to the Secretary of Defense’s Representative for the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), as an expert advisor to the Congressional Strategic Posture Commission, as a staff member on the President’s Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the U.S. regarding weapons of mass destruction, with the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, Iraq, and with the State Department. Colby has also been an adjunct staff member with the RAND Corporation and has served as a consultant to a number of U.S. Government bodies. Colby is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School.