Wess Mitchell Archives

February 23, 2022

For America, Putin’s Invasion Is a Strategic Opportunity

Foreign Policy | The impending Russian invasion of Ukraine offers an unexpected opportunity for the United States to deal decisively with Russia in a way that also advances U.S. strategic objectives in Asia........

February 17, 2022

Dr. Mitchell on the escalating Ukraine-Russia Crisis

Sky News | Russia-Ukraine tensions have "the potential to escalate into a global security crisis... of the kind we haven't seen in many decades", says Dr. Wess Mitchell, former Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs........

February 15, 2022

Can the European Union Keep Up?

Foreign Policy Research Institute | How will the European Union keep up in a world of great power rivalry? In this episode of Global Demons, Robert Kaplan is joined by Wess Mitchell to discuss Europe’s past, present, and future.......

January 31, 2022

The Russia Report with Wess Mitchell

The Reagan Institute | Roger Zakheim and Wess Mitchell discuss the recent Russian military buildup along Ukraine's border and the Biden Administration's response......

January 28, 2022

A Habsburg to Be Reckoned With: Two Books on Maria Theresa

The Wall Street Journal | When the young empress came suddenly to power, European rivals prepared for her quick defeat. They were mistaken......

December 17, 2021

Biden’s Climate Diplomacy Is a Gift to China

Foreign Policy | U.S. President Joe Biden’s climate diplomacy with China is rooted in the fantasy that Washington can turn Beijing into a constructive global partner simply by treating it like one.....

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.....