Lincoln Mitchell

Political Development, Strategic Communication and Research

Lincoln Mitchell is a political development and strategic communications consultant as well as an accomplished scholar and writer. Mitchell has worked on political development in dozens of countries as well as on numerous domestic political campaigns. He has also published books, articles, opinion pieces and blogs on international relations, the former Soviet Union, democracy, US politics and baseball. 

Partial list of media appearances, interviews and conference talks

Hosting "Represent NYC: Can Trump's Administration be both Anti-Semitic and Pro-Israel," May 14, 2017

"Can Pirates Rookies Help Baseball Go Global?" Justin McGuire, Fansided, April 28, 2017

“These Constitutional changes will set Georgia's democracy back… the idea of giving votes of parties that do not cross the threshold to the winner has no political or legal justification,” Accent.ge, April 27, 2017

"შეუმცირდება თუ არა საქართველოს USAID-ს პროგრამით გათვალისწინებული დაფინანსება," TV1 Georgia, April 25, 2017

Hosting "Represent NYC: Untangling Trump's Relationship with Russia," April 23, 2017

Hosting "Represent NYC: The Democrats Re-Strategize," March 26, 2017

Interview with Marty Lurie on KNBR discussing Will Big League Baseball Survive, March 26, 2017

Interview with Ron Barr on Sports Byline USA with Ron Barr discussing Will Big League Baseball Survive, March 22, 2017

"A change of style, not substance: The Day’s experts discuss Donald Trump’s first address to both houses of US Congress," The Day, March 1, 2017

"Зміна стилю, а не змісту:Експерти Дня — про перше звернення Дональда Трампа до обох палат Конгресу США," The Day, March 1, 2017-in Ukrainian

Hosting "Represent NYC: Can the Judicial Branch Keep the President in Check," Manhattan News Network, February 27, 2017

"The New York Times: Трамп скрывал подробности беседы генерала Флинна с российским послом," RTVI, February 15, 2017-in Russian

"Karasin’s statement demonstrates Russia’s concern that people in Abkhazia and South Ossetia will begin to see that a Georgian passport is a valuable travel document," Accent.ge, February 10, 2017

"Він любить порівнювати себе з Кромвелем," The Day, February 7, 2017-in Ukrainian

"Q&A: Trump`s America - Georgia`s challenge," Civil.Ge February 1, 2017

Interview on Sports Byline with Ron Barr and Roy Eisenhardt discussing "Will Big League Baseball Survive." January 30, 2017

"Трамп. Прогнози Експерти «Дня» — про перші заяви та дії 45-го президента США," The Day, January 24, 2017-in Ukrainian

"Will Big League Baseball Survive? Lincoln A. Mitchell on the Past, Present and Future of Big League Baseball," Interview with Failure Magazine, January 17, 2017

"Трамп визнав кібернапади Росії," The Day, January 13, 2017-in Ukrainian

"Сенат США приступил к утверждению будущей команды Трампа," RTVI, January 10, 2017-in Russian

"Episode 102: Tales from Tbilisi," Cespedes Family Barbecue, January 7, 2017-beginning at minute 61

"ლინკოლნ მიტჩელი გიგი უგულავას ორ არჩევანზე მიუთითებს," Primetime, January 7, 2017-in Georgian

"Represent NYC: Is Democracy at Stake?" Manhattan News Network, January 6, 2017

"L. Mitchell: Democracy Promotion at the Age of Anti-Liberal Revolt," New Europe, December 29, 2016

"Кавалер российского ордена Дружбы Рекс Тиллерсон выдвинут на пост госсекретаря США," RTVI, December 13, 2016-in Russian

The Bookshelf Conversation: Lincoln Mitchell, Ron Kaplan's Baseball Bookshelf, December 5, 2015

Bergino Baseball Clubhouse Podast with Jay Goldberg discussing Will Big League Baseball Survive, December 5, 2016

"Jared Kushner's Rise to Power: How the Son of a Scandalous Billionaire Became Trump's Man Behind the Curtain," Marisa Fox-Bevilacqua, Haaretz, November 25, 2016

"Beyond the Game: Lincoln Mitchell, Will Big League Baseball Survive," White Plains Community Media, November 15, 2016

Promotional video for Will Big League Baseball Survive? Globalization, Youth Sports, the End of Television and the Future of Major League Baseball, Temple University Press, November 2016

Interview with Radio GIPA (Georgia) About the Election of Donald Trump, November 9, 2016

Interview with Kyiv Day About the Election of Donald Trump, November 9, 2016

Represent NYC: What Will a New President Mean to NYC?, Manhattan News Network, November 6, 2016

Q&A: What Future for Georgia's Liberal Center?, Civil.ge, November 3, 2016

Interview in Kyiv Day About FBI Involvement in US Presidential Election, November 3, 2016-in Ukrainian

Международные новости RTVi. Итоги дня с Тихоном Дзядко, RTVI, November 2, 2016-in Russian

Will Hillary Clinton Overcome Her Email Scandal?, Inside Story, Al Jazeera English, October 29, 2016

Путин еще не закончил на Донбассе и продвигается вглубь Украины, Apostroph, October 26, 2016-in Ukrainian

US Election 2016: Trump Lays Out Plans for Office, Al Jazeera English, October 22, 2016

Comments on What the Presidential Election Means for Georgia and Russia, Sova News, October 20, 2016-in Russian

Interview with Kyiv Day About Third Presidential Debate, October 20, 2016-in Ukrainian

Interview on NetGazeti on 2016 Georgian Elections, October 13, 2016-in Georgian

Interview on Voice of America Georgian on 2016 Georgian Elections, October 13, 2016-in Georgian

Interview on RTVI on the Second Presidential Debate, October 10, 2016-in Russian

Interview on Al Jazeera English on the Second Presidential Debate, October 10, 2016

Interview in Kyiv Day About Second Presidential Debate, October 10, 2016-in Ukrainian

Interview on RTVI on the Vice Presidential Debate and the 2016 Presidential Debate, October 5, 2016-in Russian

"The UNM Could Have a Future in Georgia," Interview in Accent.ge, October 5, 2016

Interview on ESPN Honolulu about Playoffs and Will Big League Baseball Survive, October 3, 2016

Interview on RTVI on the First Presidential Debate, September 27, 2016-in Russian

Interview on Al Jazeera English on First Presidential Debate, September 27, 2016

Interview with RTVI on Hillary Clinton's Health and the 2016 Presidential Election, September 17, 2016-in Russian

Interview on Al Jazeera English on Donald Trump's Birtherism and the Presidential Debate, September 16, 2016

Interview on Al Jazeera English on the Commander in Chief Forum, September 8, 2016

"The Newsmakers: The US Elections Race and Cyber Warfare," TRTWorld July 29, 2016

Interview with Solomon Jones about Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and the 2016 Presidential Election, 900AM-WURD Philadelphia, July 6, 2016

"The US and the 'Democracy Promotion Paradox,'" The Day (Ukraine) June 16, 2016

Interview on Hromadske about the 2016 US Presidential Election, June 14, 2016

Discussion of The Democracy Promotion Paradox with Tom Carothers at Center on Global Interests, May 23, 2016

"Lincoln Mitchell on Georgian Politics and Power Struggles," Zviad Adzinbaia, Georgia Today, May 20, 2016

"DiMaggio's Unbeatable Streak," Accessible Media, May 16, 2016

Interview on New Books Network about The Democracy Promotion Paradox, May 13, 2016

Interview on Maestro about Georgian elections, US elections and Ukraine, April 15, 2016-in Georgian

Commentary on President Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland, March 16, 2016

Election commentary on Al Jazeera America, March 16, 2016-Third segment

Election commentary on Al Jazeera America, March 16, 2016-Second segment

Election commentary on Al Jazeera America, March 16, 2016-First segment

Election commentary on Al Jazeera America, March 15, 2016-Fourth segment

Election commentary on Al Jazeera America, March 15, 2016-Third segment

Election commentary on Al Jazeera America, March 15, 2016-Second segment

Election commentary on Al Jazeera America, March 15, 2016-First Segment

“Mr.Karasin’s remarks are outrageous and an insult to the Georgian people and state,” Mariam Chubinidze, Accent.ge, March 17, 2016 

Election commentary on Al Jazeera America, March 9, 2016

Election commentary on Al Jazeera America, March 8, 2016-Second segment

Election commentary on Al Jazeera America, March 8, 2016-First segment

Election commentary on Al Jazeera America, March 7, 2016-Second segment

Election commentary on Al Jazeera America, March 7, 2016-First segment

Election commentary on Al Jazeera America, March 4, 2016

Election commentary on Al Jazeera America, March 2, 2016-Sixth segment

Election commentary on Al Jazeera America, March 2, 2016-Fifth segment

Election commentary on Al Jazeera America, March 2, 2016-Fourth segment

Election commentary on Al Jazeera America, March 2, 2016-Third segment

Election commentary on Al Jazeera America, March 2, 2016-Second segment

Election commentary on Al Jazeera America, March 2, 2016-First segment

Election commentary on Al Jazeera America, March 1, 2016-Eighth segment

Election commentary on Al Jazeera America, March 1, 2016-Seventh segment

Election commentary on Al Jazeera America, March 1, 2016-Sixth segment

Election commentary on Al Jazeera America, March 1, 2016-Fifth segment

Election commentary on Al Jazeera America, March 1, 2016-Fourth segment

Election commentary on Al Jazeera America, March 1, 2016-Third segment.

Election commentary on Al Jazeera America, March 1, 2016-Second segment

Election commentary on Al Jazeera America, March 1, 2016-First segment

Election commentary on Al Jazeera America, February 24, 2016-Third segment

Election commentary on Al Jazeera America, February 24, 2016-Second segment

Election commentary on Al Jazeera America, February 24, 2016-First segment

Interview on TRTWorld The Newsmakers about political instability in Ukraine, February 10, 2015

Interview with Pirveli about politics in Georgia, February 9, 2015-in Georgian

Interview with Accent.ge about Irakli Garibashvili's Resignation, December 24, 2015

Interview on CCTV about Putin's Annual Press Conference, December 17, 2015

Interview on CCTV about Russian Sanctions Against Turkey, November 30, 2015

Interview on Al Jazeera English about Russian sanctions against Turkey, November 28, 2015

Interview with Presa.ge about Rustavi 2 and media freedom in Georgia, November 11, 2015-in English

Interview with Presa.ge about Rustavi 2 and media freedom in Georgia, November 10, 2015-in Georgian

Interview with VOA Georgian service regarding Rustavi 2, November 8, 2015-in Georgian

Interview with Prime Time News regarding Rustavi 2, November 7, 2015-in Georgian

"Georgia Headed for Political Showdown over Rustavi2 Ruling," Giorgi Lomsadze, Eurasianet.org, November 3, 2015

"Russia Clearly Feels That It Can Do What It Wants In and With South Ossetia," Accent News Agency, October 20, 2015

"Statement Regarding Rustavi Two," Prime Time News October 20, 2015-in Georgian

Interview with ESPN 1420 Honolulu on the 2015 MLB Postseason, October 19, 2015

Interview with ESPN 1420 Honolulu on Major League Baseball, September 21, 2015

Interview with ESPN 1420 Honolulu on Major League Baseball, July 23, 2015

“Most of the West Understands the Danger Posed by Moscow, but Seems Agonizingly Unable to do Anything About It,” Accent News Agency July 15, 2015

"Interview: How Has Georgia Changed Since 2012," DFWatch July 3, 2015

Interview with Maestro on politics in Georgia, June 25, 2015-in Georgian

Interview with Imedi on politics in Georgia, June 25-2015-in English

Interview with Imedi on politics in Georgia, June 25, 2015-in Georgian

Interview with ESPN 1420 Honolulu on Major League Baseball, June 1, 2015

Interview with Accent.ge on politics in Georgia, May 6, 2015

Interview with ESPN 1420 Honolulu on the 2015 baseball season, May 5, 2015

Interview with Accent.ge on politics in Georgia, April 27, 2015-in Georgian

Interview on City Wide with Ken Fisher, CUNY TV, March 9, 2015

Interview with Maestro TV on economics and politics in Georgia, February 9, 2015-in Georgian

Interview with Al Jazeera English regarding Russia and Ukraine, January 22, 2015

"Events That Russia Might Face Can Be Much Worse than Color Revolutions," Alexander Bratersky, Gazeta.ru, December 2, 2014

"The Discussion in Columbia University About Georgia's Situation," VOA Georgian Service, November 22, 2014-in Georgian

"American Analysts Discuss Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Russia," Netgazeti, November 17, 2014-in Georgian

"Government in the Lobby Without Control," Netgazeti, November 10, 2014-in Georgian

"Political Purges: The Day that Turned Georgia Upside Down," Georgian Journal, November 9, 2014

Interview on Al Jazeera America-Consider This regarding Russian invasion of Ukraine, September 2, 2014

"Lejos del Final del Conflicto," La Razon, August 18, 2014

Interview with CKNW Vancouver Simi Sara Show regarding new sanctions against Russia, July 30, 2014

Interview with Radio Tavisupleba on Georgia and NATO, July 25, 2014-in Georgian

Interview with CKNW Vancouver Simi Sara Show regarding the shooting down of MH17, July 18, 2014

Interview with Imedi TV on Georgian politics, July 2, 2014-in Georgian

Interview with CKNW Vancouver Simi Sara Show regarding election in Ukraine, May 26, 2014

Interview with Al Jazeera English regarding the conflict in Ukraine, May 11, 2014

"Inestabilidad beneficiosa," La Razon, May 9, 2014

"Minister Urges NATO for Air-Defense Systems," Gvantsa Gabakhadze, Georgian News TV May 9, 2014

"La Debilidad del Ejército de Kiev," La Razon, May 6, 2014

Interview with CKNW Vancouver Simi Sara Show regarding events in Ukraine, April 28, 2014

"US Must Acknowledge Russia's Strategic Interest and Work Together," Al Jazeera America April 20, 2014

"US Supports but Speaks of Lack of Consensus," Gvantsa Gabakhadze, Georgian News TV April 17, 2014

Interview with Al Jazeera regarding Russian activities in eastern Ukraine, April 7, 2014

"How Will the Situation Affect Georgia?" Gvantsa Gabakhadze, Georgian News TV March 20, 2014

"Karl Rove says George W. Bush had a more muscular stance against Putin in 2008 Georgia crisis than Barack Obama has had over Crimea," Tampa Bay Times Pundit Fact March 17, 2004

Interview with Al Jazeera regarding referendum in Crimea, March 14, 2014

Interview with Al Jazeera regarding Russian invasion of Ukraine, March 8, 2014 (second segment)

Interview with Al Jazeera regarding Russian invasion of Ukraine, March 8, 2014 

Interview with Al Jazeera regarding Russian invasion of Ukraine, March 2, 2014

Interview with CKNW Vancouver Simi Sara Show regarding events in Ukraine, February 24, 2014

Interview with CKNW Vancouver Simi Sara Show regarding events in Ukraine, February 18, 2014

"Ukraine in Crisis: Canada Slaps on Sanctions as Death Toll Rises," Kevin Newman Live, CTV February 20, 2014

Interview with Georgian News regarding Ukraine, Georgia, Europe and Sochi, February 13, 2014

Interview with CKNW Vancouver Simi Sara Show regarding events in Ukraine, January 22, 2014

Huffington Post Live Midweek Cocktail Chatter with Josh Zepps, January 22, 2014

"Foreign Policy to the Limelight: President Obama May Shift his Focus from Domestic Affairs," Michael Cecire, December 27, 2013

"EU Speeds Up Signing of the Association Agreement," Gvantsa Gabakhadze, Georgian News TV December 26, 2013

Interview with KCBS San Francisco regarding Pussy Riot, Khodorkovsky and Putin, December 23, 2013

"As Ukrainians Protest, Georgia Looks West," Nicholas Clayton, Global Post December 19, 2013

Interview with CKNW Vancouver Simi Sara Show regarding demonstrations in Ukraine, December 10, 2013

"Can Ukraine's Uprising Remain Peaceful?" Katya Soldak, Forbes December 9, 2013

Interview with KCBS San Francisco regarding demonstrations in Ukraine December 9, 2013

"Is the US Losing Interest in Georgia?" Gvantsa Gabakhadze, Georgian News TV December 5, 2013

Interview with KCBS San Francisco regarding demonstrations in Ukraine December 3, 2013

"Protests in Ukraine More of a Cycle than a Revolution: Expert," Kevin Newman Live, CTV December 2, 2013

"The Bear Hug," James Traub, Foreign Policy November 29, 2013

Interview with Voice of America Georgian Service on the EU, Ukraine and Georgia, November 29, 2013

"The End of Era of Saakashvili," China Life Week November 2013-in Chinese

Interview with Voice of America Georgian Service on Potential Olympic Boycott, October 15, 2013-in Georgian

"Georgia's Politics Shoots Its Economy in the Foot,"  Forbes October 3, 2012

Interview with Al Jazeera regarding gun regulation in the US September 26, 2013-in Arabic

Interview on KCBS San Francisco regarding Russia, Syria and the US September 12, 2013

Interview with Al Jazeera regarding possible US strike on Syria September 4, 2013-in Arabic

"Ukraine and Georgia went Different Ways," Interview with DFWatch, July 10, 2013

Interview with TV9 on Georgian politics on July 9, 2013 (Part One)

Interview with TV9 on Georgian politics on July 9, 2013 (Part Two)

Talk on US engagement in the South Caucasus at Heinrich Boell Foundation Conference "South Caucasus on the Crossroads," June 7, 2013 (Part One-begins at minute 77) 

Talk on US engagement in the South Caucasus at Heinrich Boell Foundation Conference "South Caucasus on the Crossroads," June 7, 2013 (Part Two)

Interview with Imedi TV May 2, 2013-in Georgian

"Georgia After the Elections: What Happens Next?" forum at Harriman Institute, Columbia University October 19, 2012

Interview with Mzera TV, following Georgian elections, on October 3, 2012

"Russian Opposition and the Presidential Election," February 9, 2012 forum sponsored by Institute of Modern Russia and Harriman Institute, Columbia University

Interview on "Up and In: The Baseball Prospectus Podcast," on the debt ceiling crisis (begins at minute 94) July 27, 2011

Interview with Maestro TV on Georgian politics, May 18, 2011-in Georgian

Interview on "Up and In: The Baseball Prospectus Podcast," on the Arab Spring (begins at minute 112) February 23, 2011

The Alyona Show, Russia Today February 11, 2010

The Ron Reagan Show, November 3, 2009

Interview with Worldfocus Online on attempted military mutiny in Georgia on May 5, 2009

"Follow Up Friday: 'Ethnically Russian',"  The Brian Lehrer Show, August 22, 2008

Interview with ABC News Nightline about Georgia-Russia War, August 11, 2008

"South Ossetia Crisis Explained,"  interview with NPR, August 8, 2008

Two Interviews on Georgian Television regarding the 2004 US Presidential Election, in Georgian, July 2004

Excerpts from "Running: The Race for City Council," a documentary by Renata Huang, October 2002

Fox News discussing Florida Recount, November 2000

Inside City Hall, New York One, January 2001

Inside City Hall, New York One, November 2000

Inside City Hall, New York One, October 3, 2000

Inside City Hall, New York One, July 20, 2000

Interview on Bronxtalk discussing New York City politics, July 20, 2000

Inside City Hall, New York One, May 20, 2000