Gregory Mitrovich

Gregory Mitrovich

Gregory Mitrovich is the author of "Undermining the Kremlin: America's Strategy to Subvert the Soviet Bloc, 1947-1956", which was awarded the Stuart L. Bernath Book Prize by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. He was co-principal investigator for Columbia University’s "Culture in Power Transitions: Sino-American Confrontation in the 21st Century", funded by the Department of Defence Minerva Research Initiative. Mitrovich has held research fellowships at the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University, the Harvard Kennedy School, the Centre of International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, and the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University. His current book project is titled "Uncommon Challenger: The Epic Story of the Rise of the United...

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Opinion | America in decline? China still has a way to go before it can seriously challenge the US

America’s ‘failure’ in Afghanistan appears to confirm that it is in the throes of irreversible decline. However, on top of US military superiority, key economic indicators also show China still lacks the clout to challenge America’s global leadership.

America’s ‘failure’ in Afghanistan appears to confirm that it is in the throes of irreversible decline. However, on top of US military superiority, key economic indicators also show China still lacks the clout to challenge America’s global leadership.

America in decline? China still has a way to go before it can seriously challenge the US
31 Aug 2021 - 4:38AM
Opinion | US-China relations: could a 19th-century accord between Britain and France serve as a model to avoid conflict?

Any US policy to either seek regime change or modify Chinese behaviour risks escalating the rivalry. Rather, a strategy of collaborative confrontation could serve as the foundation for stable relations, as it did for Britain and France in the 19th century.

Any US policy to either seek regime change or modify Chinese behaviour risks escalating the rivalry. Rather, a strategy of collaborative confrontation could serve as the foundation for stable relations, as it did for Britain and France in the 19th century.

US-China relations: could a 19th-century accord between Britain and France serve as a model to avoid conflict?
9 Sep 2021 - 10:45AM
Opinion | To counter a rising China, the US must show its powers are not in decline

Whether a response to a perceived decline in the US or in itself, China’s policies are increasingly aggressive, raising the threat of war. The US must take Chinese criticism on the nose and strengthen its democracy, society and ties with allies to peacefully show it is still a force to reckon with.

Whether a response to a perceived decline in the US or in itself, China’s policies are increasingly aggressive, raising the threat of war. The US must take Chinese criticism on the nose and strengthen its democracy, society and ties with allies to peacefully show it is still a force to reckon with.

To counter a rising China, the US must show its powers are not in decline
17 Apr 2021 - 2:20AM
Opinion | With its ‘wolf warrior’ bullying tactics, China failed to learn from US path to global leadership

Instead of being an altruistic leader providing badly needed assistance during the pandemic, China’s bullying and coercion have damaged its global standing. America’s post-war dominance was built on the success of its plan to help Europe and Japan rebuild, behaviour that should be an example to China.

Instead of being an altruistic leader providing badly needed assistance during the pandemic, China’s bullying and coercion have damaged its global standing. America’s post-war dominance was built on the success of its plan to help Europe and Japan rebuild, behaviour that should be an example to China.

With its ‘wolf warrior’ bullying tactics, China failed to learn from US path to global leadership
28 Nov 2020 - 2:16AM
Opinion | US must show China its strategic ambiguity on Taiwan is backed by serious deterrent

Any shift away from the current US policy of declaratory ambiguity will be highly dangerous and must be avoided. Instead, the US must repair its now fraying deterrent threat and build up its capabilities to mount such a defence

Any shift away from the current US policy of declaratory ambiguity will be highly dangerous and must be avoided. Instead, the US must repair its now fraying deterrent threat and build up its capabilities to mount such a defence

US must show China its strategic ambiguity on Taiwan is backed by serious deterrent
1 Oct 2020 - 5:35AM
Opinion | US-China relations: invoking the Cold War ignores the Covid-19 pandemic and wider context

The lack of an ideological conflict or clear geopolitical point of contention, plus the presence of Covid-19, are differences that must not be overlooked. In fact, the looming threat of multiple waves of the coronavirus could ultimately see greater Sino-US cooperation.

The lack of an ideological conflict or clear geopolitical point of contention, plus the presence of Covid-19, are differences that must not be overlooked. In fact, the looming threat of multiple waves of the coronavirus could ultimately see greater Sino-US cooperation.

US-China relations: invoking the Cold War ignores the Covid-19 pandemic and wider context
11 Aug 2020 - 6:14AM
Opinion | How China and the US can avoid going to war, as tensions rise over Xi Jinping’s naval ambitions

China’s assertiveness is drawing comparisons with imperial Germany and raising the spectre of war with the US. To avoid a clash, China must stop challenging US allies in the South China Sea and avoid policies that confront vital US interests.

China’s assertiveness is drawing comparisons with imperial Germany and raising the spectre of war with the US. To avoid a clash, China must stop challenging US allies in the South China Sea and avoid policies that confront vital US interests.

How China and the US can avoid going to war, as tensions rise over Xi Jinping’s naval ambitions
21 Sep 2019 - 1:40AM