Andrew Alexander Michta (born April 4, 1956) is a political scientist and Dean of the College of International and Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Germany. Previously he was Professor of National Security Affairs at the US Naval War College. He was also an affiliate of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, an Adjunct Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies – Europe Program in Washington, DC, and an adjunct political scientist at the RAND Corporation.
He holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the School of Advanced International Studies at the Johns Hopkins University (1987). From 1988–2015 he was the M.W. Buckman Distinguished Professor of International Studies at Rhodes College, a predominantly undergraduate college in Memphis, Tennessee. There he received the Clarence Day Dean's Award for Outstanding Research. He was on leave from 2005 to 09 and from 2011 to 13. In 2015 he left Rhodes and went to teach in the JPME system at the US Naval War College graduate program.
While on leave From Rhodes, from May 2011–13 he was the Senior Transatlantic Fellow and the founding Director of the Warsaw branch office of the German Marshall Fund of the United States. From 2005–09, he was Professor of National Security Studies and Director of Studies of the Senior Executive Seminar at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Germany. He was a Visiting Scholar at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University and a Research Associate at the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at George Washington University. From 2000–2001 he was at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. (2000–2001).
He is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. He served on the Advisory Council of the Center for European Policy Analysis in Washington, D.C. and has served on the AAASS Board of Directors (2001–2004). He was Senior Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis from 2013–14. The BBC characterized him as "a well-known expert on security issues." He speaks several languages, including English, French, German, Polish, and Russian.
Michta has argued that the United States and NATO missed opportunities after the September 11, 2001 attack to revitalize the NATO alliance. Specifically, he argues that NATO should have taken the lead in Afghanistan.
Michta has explored the implications of NATO's institutional effort to use its enlargement process as a means to advance civil-military reform in Eastern Europe. Michta argues that NATO's requirement that all new members must meet specific goals of democratic civilian control over its military was especially successful in reforming Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic. He concludes that these three new NATO members have made dramatic efforts to depoliticize their military, in contrast to the political control during the communist era. Thereby the democratic forces in these countries have been strengthened.
Michta has written a number of editorials from a standpoint sympathetic to or aligned with right wing populism. This includes work critical of cancel culture as well as work attributing left-wing civil unrest in the United States to ideas passed down by political elites "unmoored from the fundamentals of this nation’s founding and its traditional commitment to building a decent society." Michta has also been critical of what he perceives as an open immigration policy in the EU, arguing that the rise of neo-nationalism in Europe since 2015 exists as a popular "anti-establishment rebellion" against politicians' refusal to significantly restrict the intake of migrants and refugees.
- The Limits of Alliance: The United States, NATO and the EU in North and Central Europe. Rowman & Littlefield (2006).
- The Soldier-Citizen
- Polish Foreign Policy Reconsidered
- East Central Europe after the Warsaw Pact
- The Government and Politics of Postcommunist Europe
- America's New Allies: Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic in NATO
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- "Polish commentary stresses need to "transform" NATO, discusses major "threats", BBC Monitoring European [London] 29 Mar 2009. Quote: "Andrew Michta, a well-known expert on security issues from the George C. Marschall European Centre for Security Studies, believes that the future of NATO..."
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- Mark G. Czelusta (2010). Business as Usual: An Assessment of Donald Rumsfeld's Transformation Vision and Transformation's Prospects for the Future. DIANE Publishing. p. 50. ISBN 9781437920574.
- S. Victor Papacosma; et al. (2001). NATO: After Fifty Years. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 18. ISBN 9780842028868.
- "Featured Publications". Archived from the original on 2010-05-27. Retrieved 2012-09-25.
- Book review of The Soldier-Citizen in the journal Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Vol. 58, No. 1, Spring, 1999. Review by: Jerzy J. Wiatr
- Book review of The Soldier-Citizen in the journal Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 50, No. 7, Nov., 1998. Review by: Beata Rozumilowicz
- Book review of The Soldier-Citizen in the journal Foreign Affairs, May–June 1998 v77 n3 p138(2). Review by: Eliot A. Cohen
- Book review of Polish Foreign Policy Reconsidered in the journal Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 48, No. 8, Dec., 1996. Review by: A. J. Prazmowska
- Book review of East Central Europe after the Warsaw Pact in the journal Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Vol. 54, No. 2, Summer, 1995. Review by: Robert Ponichtera
- Book review of The Government and Politics of Postcommunist Europe in the journal Canadian Slavonic Papers, Vol. 36, No. 3/4, September-De... Review by: Serge Cipko.
- Book review of America's New Allies: Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic in NATO in the journal Europe-Asia Studies, March 2001 v53 i2 p361. Review by ANASTASIA V. MITROFANOVA
- Book review of The Limits of Alliance in the journal Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Vol. 66, No. 2, Summer, 2007.