Wess Mitchell Archives

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....

May 2, 2021

Blinken’s European Trip Aims to Bolster Ukraine, Pressure China

Bloomberg | Biden’s team can no longer “treat success as not being Trump,” said Wess Mitchell, who served as assistant secretary of state for Europe in the Trump administration...

April 5, 2021

The West Needs to Redevelop the Tools and Mindset of Strategic Competition

Small Wars Journal | Interview with Dr. A. Wess Mitchell, co-chair of the NATO 2030 Reflection Process....

March 31, 2021

Biden Team’s Embrace of Europe Falls Short on Content

Foreign Policy | U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s inaugural trip to Europe last week is being hailed as a soothing restoration of the trans-Atlantic alliance....

March 23, 2021

NATO: India’s Next Geopolitical Destination

Hindustan Times | When the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) leaders meet later this year, they will debate the recommendations from a group of experts (which I co-chaired) that advocates, among other things...

February 23, 2021

NATO Needs to Deal With China Head-On

Foreign Policy | The Western alliance is unprepared to counter the direct and growing challenge from Beijing....

February 3, 2021

Key Republican Lessons for Biden’s Global Agenda

Foreign Policy | Five former officials from the Trump and George W. Bush administrations share their foreign-policy advice for the new team.....

February 1, 2021

NATO Must Adapt for a Dangerous New Era

Internationale Politik Quarterly | The North Atlantic Alliance has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make much-needed changes and reinvent itself as the central strategic platform for transatlantic cooperation...

January 26, 2021

Reforming NATO: The Report of the Reflection Group

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik e.V. | In March 2020, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg appointed a group of experts to support his work on a forward-looking “reflection process” to further strengthen the political dimension of the alliance. ...

January 13, 2021

Is NATO Prepared for the Future? Reflections on NATO 2030: United for a New Era

Wilson Center | Former German Defense Minister Thomas de Maizière and former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Wess Mitchell in conversation with Dan Hamilton about their independent Reflection Group report "NATO 2030: United for a New Era."...