Richard Weitz

Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Political-Military Analysis

At A Glance:

Richard Weitz is senior fellow and director of the Center for Political-Military Analysis at Hudson Institute.

Biography

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 US foreign and defense policies. Before joining Hudson in 2005, Dr. Weitz worked for several other academic and professional research institutions and the US Department of Defense, where he received an Award for Excellence from the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Dr. Weitz is a graduate of Harvard University (PhD in political science), Oxford University (MPhil in politics), the London School of Economics (MSc in international relations), and Harvard College (BA with highest honors in government), where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He is proficient in Russian, French, and German.

Dr. Weitz has authored or edited several books, monographs, and reports, including The New China-Russia Alignment: Critical Challenges to US Security (2022); “Countering Emerging Russian and Chinese Hypersonic Threats” (2021); Assessing the Collective Security Treaty Organization (2018); Promoting US-Indian Defense Cooperation (2017); Enhancing the Georgia-US Security Partnership (2016); Parsing Chinese-Russian Military Exercises (2015); China and Afghanistan after the NATO Withdrawal (2015); Reforming US Export Controls Reforms (2015); Turkey's New Regional Security Role: Implications for the United States (2014); Rebuilding American Military Power in the Pacific (2013); Global Security Watch—China (2013); War and Governance: International Security in a Changing World Order (2011); The Russian Military Today and Tomorrow (2010); Global Security Watch—Russia (2009); China-Russia Security Relations (2008); Mismanaging Mayhem: How Washington Responds to Crisis (2008); The Reserve Policies of Nations (2007); and Revitalising US-Russian Security Cooperation: Practical Measures (2005); and two volumes of National Security Case Studies (Project on National Security Reform, 2012 and 2008).

Dr. Weitz has also published in such journals as Survival, Jane’s Intelligence Review, Jane's Islamic Affairs Analyst, The Washington Quarterly, The National Interest, NATO Review, Global Asia, Arms Control Today, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Defense Concepts, Pacific Focus, Asan Forum, Journal of Korea Institute for Maritime Strategy, International Journal of Korean Unification Studies, Journal of Defence Studies, New Lines Institute Net Assessment, Small Wars Journal, Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, WMD Insights, Parameters: US Army War College Quarterly, Naval War College Review, World Affairs, China BriefPolitical Science Quarterly, Journal of Strategic Studies, and Yale Journal of International Affairs.

The commentaries of Dr. Weitz have appeared in the International Herald Tribune, Baltimore Sun, The Guardian, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Times, Forbes, Wall Street Journal (Europe), Japan Times, and many Internet-based publications such as WashingtonPost.comForeign Policy38 North, YaleGlobalThe DiplomatEurasiaNetProject SyndicateRealClearDefenseThe HillRoll Call, Middle East TimesEurasia Daily Monitor, and World Politics Review. He has also been interviewed or quoted in the New York TimesWashington Post, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Time MagazineSunday ExpressYomiuri ShimbunScience MagazineLa Stampa, and other prominent newspapers and magazines.

Dr. Weitz has appeared on the BBC, CNN, C-SPAN, PBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, CNBC, MSNBC, VOA, CTV, CBS, Scripps News, VOA, NHK, France 24, UK Channel 4, ITV News UK, Deutsche Welle, CBC, Sun, Dubai TV, ARD, KSA, K24, TRT, Dozhd’, 218TV, Kurdissat, Al-Arabiya, Al Ghad, Al Iraqiya, Asharq, Alhurra, Al-Araby, NTDTV, RFE/RL, EWTN News, Sky News Arabia, NTV, La Razón, Sirius-XM, Arise, Singapore CNA, Iraqi State TV, RTVI, ANews, the Blaze, Asharq News TV, Croatian TV, Christian Broadcasting Network, eXtra TV, Calgary Today, Rudaw, Imedi, i24NEWS, Monocle 24, HuffPost Live, NewsMax, IHA, and Kuwait TV as well as America’s Radio News Network, Ireland National Radio, Pacifica Radio, and additional broadcast and social media. He has delivered numerous presentations at conferences, panels, and other events in many countries.

Events
05
April 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | A Pandemic of Deception: COVID-19 and Disinformation Operations
Featured Speakers:
Sarah J. Gamberini
Aurimas Piečiukaitis
Richard Weitz
Tod Lindberg
05
April 2021
Past Event
Virtual Event | A Pandemic of Deception: COVID-19 and Disinformation Operations

Please be advised: This event will premiere LIVE on this page at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Monday, April 5.

Join Hudson Institute Senior Fellows Tod Lindberg a

Monday 8:00 - 9:00AM
Featured Speakers:
Sarah J. Gamberini
Aurimas Piečiukaitis
Richard Weitz
Tod Lindberg
15
December 2020
Past Event
Video Event | Rising Geopolitical Tensions in the Arctic: Responses of the U.S. Administration
Featured Speakers:
Bryan Clark
Randy Kee
Richard Weitz
Liselotte Odgaard
15
December 2020
Past Event
Video Event | Rising Geopolitical Tensions in the Arctic: Responses of the U.S. Administration

**__Please be advised: This event will premiere LIVE on this page at 12:00 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, December 15.__**

Join Hudson Institute for a discussion

Tuesday 7:00 - 8:00AM
Featured Speakers:
Bryan Clark
Randy Kee
Richard Weitz
Liselotte Odgaard
02
December 2019
Past Event
U.S. Nuclear Policy Towards China
Featured Speakers:
Nancy Gallagher
Laura Holgate
Jonas Siegel
Richard Weitz
02
December 2019
Past Event
U.S. Nuclear Policy Towards China

Amid a time of increasing Chinese human rights abuses and malign activity, Hudson Institute will host a discussion on the implications of current U.S.

Monday 6:30 - 8:30AM
Featured Speakers:
Nancy Gallagher
Laura Holgate
Jonas Siegel
Richard Weitz
14
March 2019
Past Event
International Perspectives on Nuclear Materials Security
Featured Speakers:
Hubert K. Foy
Nilsu Gören
Dmitry Kovchegin
Aparna Pande
Richard Weitz
14
March 2019
Past Event
International Perspectives on Nuclear Materials Security

Experts discuss international nuclear security

Thursday 7:45 - 9:30AM
Featured Speakers:
Hubert K. Foy
Nilsu Gören
Dmitry Kovchegin
Aparna Pande
Richard Weitz