Wess Mitchell Archives

April 29, 2022

‘The Twilight Struggle’ Review: Welcome to the New Cold War

Wall Street Journal | Today America once again finds itself at the onset of a new era of geopolitical rivalry, this time with a rising China and a vengeful Russia.......

April 28, 2022

The Risks and Rationale of Expanding Nato

WBUR | "It's startling the change in public outlook in these countries," Wess Mitchell, former assistant secretary of state for Europe and Eurasia, says. "And the calculation is that if they don't come into NATO, they're worried that they could be a tempting target."..........

March 17, 2022

The Case for Ukrainian Neutrality

Foreign Affairs | While neutrality would carry risks, it need not be a death sentence for Ukraine. It may, in fact, be the best possible outcome, given where things stand after more than three weeks of war..........

March 14, 2022

To Prevent China from Grabbing Taiwan, Stop Russia in Ukraine

The National Interest | The quickest way to motivate Xi Jinping to invade Taiwan would be to fail to deal decisively with Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine..............

March 11, 2022

Putin United the West—but Now Comes the Hard Part

Foreign Policy | Security will require painful trade-offs Western governments may not be ready to make.............

March 7, 2022

The U.S. Isn’t Going to Fight in Ukraine, But There’s Much More It Can Do to Help

Time Magazine | In Ukraine, we have an opportunity to return the favor but in aid to a brutally besieged people whose cause could not be more just............

March 5, 2022

‘Trasformiamo l’Ucraina nell’Afghanistan di Putin’

Limes | Former assistant secretary of state Wess Mitchell sits down with Italian geopolitical magazine, Limes...........

March 4, 2022

Russia’s military tactics are to ‘shock’ the population: Mitchell

Jesse Watters Primetime |Former assistant secretary of state Wess Mitchell discusses alleged actions taken by the Russian military on 'Jesse Watters Primetime............

March 2, 2022

Pro Ukrajinu jsme mohli udělat víc, říká americký expert Mitchell (We Could Do More for Ukraine, Says American expert Mitchell)

Echo24 | nder Donald Trump, Wess Mitchell was the top official in Europe at the State Department. Today, he works in a think-tank that profiles itself on the turn to Asia. But now war has broken out in Europe in the terrain he knows........

February 26, 2022

Putins invasion i Ukraina enar Nato (Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine Tests NATO)

Sveriges Radio | The defense alliance has been tested, but after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, NATO countries have stood shoulder to shoulder. Wess Mitchell joins Sweden's national public radio........