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Director, Center for Political-Military Analysis
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Richard Weitz is Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Political-Military Analysis at Hudson Institute. His current research includes regional security developments relating to Europe, Eurasia, and East Asia as well as U.S. foreign, defense, and homeland security policies. Dr. Weitz is also a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), where he contributes to various defense projects.
Before joining Hudson in 2003, Dr. Weitz worked for the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Defense Science Board, DFI International, Inc., Center for Strategic Studies, Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, and the U.S. Department of Defense. Dr. Weitz is a graduate of Harvard College (B.A. with Highest Honors in Government), the London School of Economics (M.Sc. in International Relations), Oxford University (M.Phil. in Politics), and Harvard University (Ph.D. in Political Science), where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He is proficient in Russian, French, and German.
Dr. Weitz has published or edited several books and monographs, including two volumes of National Security Case Studies (Project on National Security Reform; 2011 and 2008); Can We Manage a Declining Russia? (Hudson, 2011); War and Governance: International Security in a Changing World Order (Praeger, 2011); The Russian Military Today and Tomorrow (Strategic Studies Institute, 2010); Global Security Watch-Russia (Praeger, 2009); China-Russia Security Relations (Strategic Studies Institute of the US Army War College, 2008); Kazakhstan and the New International Politics of Eurasia (Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, 2008); Mismanaging Mayhem: How Washington Responds to Crisis (Praeger, 2008); The Reserve Policies of Nations: A Comparative Analysis (Strategic Studies Institute, 2007); and Revitalising US–Russian Security Cooperation: Practical Measures (International Institute for Strategic Studies, 2005).
Dr. Weitz has also published in such journals as Global Asia, Survival, Jane's Intelligence Review, The Washington Quarterly, The National Interest, NATO Review, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Defense Concepts, Pacific Focus, Small Wars Journal, WMD Insights, World Affairs, Political Science Quarterly, and The Journal of Strategic Studies. His commentaries have appeared in the International Herald Tribune, Baltimore Sun, The Guardian, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Times, Wall Street Journal (Europe), Japan Times, and many Internet-based publications such as those of the WashingtonPost.com, ForeignPolicy.Com, YaleGlobal, The Diplomat, EurasiaNet, Project Syndicate, Middle East Times, and World Politics Review, where he is Senior Editor. Dr. Weitz has appeared on the BBC, CNN, C-SPAN, PBS, ABC, FOX, MSNBC, VOA, NHK, UK Channel 4, ITN, France 24, Deutsche Welle, CBC, CTV, RT, ARD, KSA, Al-Hurra, Al-Arabiya, Al-Jazeera, Al-Alam, Kuwait TV, Dubai TV, PressTV, CCTV, IHA TV, Pacifica Radio, and additional broadcast media. He has delivered numerous presentations at conferences, panels, and other events.
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