Wess Mitchell Archives

October 2, 2021

France and Greece hedge their bets with a new defence pact

The Economist | But such bilateral deals are bad news for nato, says Wess Mitchell, an American former state department official who co-chaired a reflection group for the alliance last year......

September 18, 2021

Biden Echoes Trump in Upsetting Allies as France Recalls Envoys

Bloomberg Quint | “For all of Biden’s rhetoric about not being Trump, once he gets into office the reality is we have to make decisions that our allies may not like, and that doesn’t go away just because he shows up and proclaims this nirvana moment,”......

August 21, 2021

A Strategy for Avoiding Two-Front War

The National Interest | The greatest risk facing the twenty-first-century United States, short of an outright nuclear attack, is a two-front war involving its strongest military rivals, .....

June 30, 2021

Biden Is Falling Into the Same Trap With Europe as Obama

Foreign Policy | In reality, U.S. ties with many European allies don’t need resuscitation. In fact, many of these relationships significantly improved under Trump following years of neglect under the Obama administration.....

June 24, 2021

Wess Mitchell testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on NATO 2030

House Foreign Affairs Committee | TMI Principal Wess Mitchell reflects on strengthening the transatlantic alliance in his testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee #NATO2030.......

June 12, 2021

The Curzonian imprint on Indian foreign policy

Hindustan Times | Lord Curzon’s conceptualisation of India’s neighbourhood and emphasis on frontiers and integration is still relevant and can serve as a template for both India and India-US partnership....

June 12, 2021

With Donald Trump gone, NATO is plotting its future

The Economist | Even so, the geopolitics of Europe and Asia are unavoidably entwined, not least because America’s national defence strategy in 2018 explicitly discarded the requirement that the country be able to fight two wars at the same time.......

June 9, 2021

Trump, Biden und Europa: Geopolitik, Lastenverteilung und Stil

Neue Zuericher Zeitung | Wess Mitchell zieht in der NZZ erstmals Bilanz über seine Zeit als führender Europa-Politiker unter dem ehemaligen amerikanischen Präsidenten.....

June 9, 2021

Die NATO muss sich den neuen Realitäten anpassen

Reservistenverband | In knapp einer Woche kommen die Staats- und Regierungschefs der 30 NATO-Staaten zum Gipfeltreffen zusammen......

May 3, 2021

The future of NATO is a central issue for our freedom

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung | What challenges will NATO face in the future? How does it have to change?  A group of experts convened by the NATO Secretary General dealt with these and many other questions last year and published a report on them....