Wess Mitchell Archives

April 23, 2020

Central Europe’s China Reckoning

The American Interest | Central Europeans are about to find out what it means to be dependent on Xi Jinping. For years, capitals across Europe’s eastern frontier have welcomed Chinese investment, inking deals...

April 6, 2020

Emperor Joseph’s Solution to Coronavirus

The Wall Street Journal | As countries around the world frantically erect barriers against the spread of the novel coronavirus, it might be helpful to look at one of the most successful...

April 3, 2020

Covid-19 is a chance for the U.S. and Europe to unite on China

The Washington Post | The United States and Europe should use the covid-19 epidemic as an opportunity to form a more united front in dealing with China...

April 2, 2020

Conservatives and Geopolitical Change

National Review | What is the conservative to do,” Henry Kissinger asked in an essay in 1954, “in a revolutionary situation?” In a stable order, conservatism is in a sense...

December 12, 2019

The Middle East in an Era of Great Power Competition, Hoover Institute

Hoover Institution | In 1920, a young Winston Churchill wrote a memorandum to the Cabinet outlining his concerns about British policy in the Middle East...

October 1, 2019

The Grand Strategy of the Habsburg Empire

Princeton University Press | The Habsburg Empire's grand strategy for outmaneuvering and outlasting stronger rivals in a complicated geopolitical world...

April 12, 2019

Rethinking Metternich, Standpoint Magazine

Standpoint Magazine | “The historian is not yet born,” the Austrian state chancellor Clemens Wenzel von Metternich complained in 1829, “who will describe the numerous events....

August 21, 2018

Statement of A. Wess Mitchell Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs

Senate Foreign Relations Committee U.S. Strategy Towards the Russian Federation | Chairman Corker, Ranking Member Menendez, thank you for inviting me to testify today....

June 6, 2018

U.S. Strategy in Europe, Senate Foreign Relations Committee

United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations | U.S. Policy in Europe..

April 18, 2018

U.S. Policy Toward the Middle East, House Foreign Affairs Committee

House Foreign Affairs Committee Republicans | Subcommittee Hearing: U.S. Policy Toward Syria (Part I) Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen...