December 5, 2022

Davidson Comments on Europe’s Place in U.S. Strategy

Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Jason Davidson

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Jason Davidson

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Jason Davidson, who also is a nonresident senior fellow of the New American Engagement Initiative at the Atlantic Council, contributed to an article on Formiche. The piece, titled “Europe in the new US strategy according to Prof. Davidson, quotes him as saying, “Both the recognition of China’s power and Russia’s demonstrated weakness suggest that the current US concern for European security is bound to fade over time.” Read more.

Europe in the new US strategy according to prof. Davidson (Formiche)

Davidson Shares Expertise on Russia’s War in Ukraine

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Jason Davidson

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Jason Davidson

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Davidson contributed to an article titled “U.S. Expert: Russia’s War In Ukraine Will Not Lead To World War III.” There is increasing concern that the policy of the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden in Ukraine will fall into an escalation spiral, Davidson said, eventually leading to a third world war. At first glance, Davidson said, the history of the United States’ entry into World War I and World War II appears to be the perfect cautionary tale to support those concerned about the dangers of escalation. But, he argues, there are two notable differences between the two world wars and the current situation that provide reason for optimism in this case. Read more in Global World News Echo and The National Interest.

US Expert: Russia’s War In Ukraine Will Not Lead To World War III (Global World News Echo; The National Interest)

Davidson Shares Foreign Policy Expertise With Italian Publication

Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Jason Davidson

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Jason Davidson

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Jason Davidson spoke to Geopolitica for a story titled “Not Only Russia: The Chinese Challenge in the Future of NATO.” Davidson, who is also a nonresident senior fellow at the New American Engagement Initiative (Atlantic Council), said: “Considering the current war in Ukraine, it was impossible not to define Russia as the most important and direct threat.” Read more.

Davidson Pens Piece on Italy, Western Unity on Ukraine

Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Jason Davidson

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Jason Davidson

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Jason Davidson penned an article titled “Has Draghi’s Fall Broken Western Unity on Ukraine?” which ran in The National Interest. “Draghi’s resignation will likely fundamentally change Italy’s stance on the war and posture toward Russia,” Davidson wrote in the article. Read more.

taly’s fallen government and the consequences for western unity on Ukraine.

Has Draghi’s Fall Broken Western Unity on Ukraine? (The National Interest)

Davidson Weighs in on NATO With Slovakian Newspaper

Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Jason Davidson

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Jason Davidson

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Jason Davidson contributed to an article titled “NATO Summit: Alliance vs. Russia?” which ran in the daily Pravda newspaper. “NATO has responded better than I would have thought possible in sending troops, aircraft, and ships to defend the members on its Eastern Flank,” Davidson wrote. “What has been particularly striking is the extent to which those countries so far from Russia–and that historically have not been concerned with Russia–have contributed to efforts to defend members bordering Russia.” See the original article or read the English translation.

Davidson Shares Opinion on European Security With ‘National Interest’

Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Jason Davidson

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Jason Davidson

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Jason Davidson penned an article in The National Interest entitled “European Strategic Autonomy Is Dead. The war has increased the stakes and made apparent the risk involved in forming an alternative to NATO.” Davidson wrote: “On the eve of NATO’s Madrid Summit, one fact of European security has become increasingly clear: NATO is the only feasible guarantor of the security of European states and, thus, the European Union’s (EU) objective of achieving strategic autonomy is unlikely to become a reality anytime soon.” Read more.

Davidson also spoke to Formiche for an article entitled EU strategic autonomy died at the NATO summit.””I think the United States should return to the total troops deployed in Europe in 2021, but I see the advantage of having more US troops deployed in the countries of the eastern flank,” said Davidson, professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington, nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and author of America’s Entangling Alliances (Georgetown University Press). Read more.

European Strategic Autonomy Is Dead (The National Interest)