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Richard Weitz

Director, Center for Political-Military Analysis

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 and defense policies.

Before joining Hudson in 2005, Dr. Weitz worked at at the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Defense Science Board, Harvard University, and the U.S. Department of Defense.

Dr. Weitz has authored and edited several books and monographs, including Promoting U.S.-Indian Defense Cooperation (2017); Enhancing the Georgia-U.S. Security Partnership (2016); Parsing Chinese-Russian Military Exercises (2015); China and Afghanistan After the NATO Withdrawal (2015); Reforming U.S. 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 U.S.–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 published in such journals as Survival, Jane’s Intelligence Review, Jane’s Islamic Affairs Analyst, Washington Quarterly, National Interest, NATO Review, Global Asia, Arms Control Today, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Defense Concepts, Pacific Focus, Journal of Defence Studies, Small Wars Journal, WMD Insights, Parameters: US Army War College Quarterly, Naval War College Review, World Affairs, Political Science Quarterly, Journal of Strategic Studies, and Yale Journal of International Affairs.

Dr. Weitz is a frequent contributor to leading print and online publications and appears frequently on television. He has delivered numerous presentations at conferences, panels, and other events in many countries.

Dr. Weitz received his Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University, M.Phil. in politics from Oxford University, M.Sc. in international relations from the London School of Economics, and B.A. with highest honors in government from Harvard College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He is proficient in Russian, French, and German.

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U.S. Nuclear Policy Towards China

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International Perspectives on Nuclear Materials Security

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Revitalizing Nuclear Security in an Era of Uncertainty

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Richard Weitz was quoted in VOA Russian

Richard Weitz was quoted in VOA Russia about Russia’s probably involvement in the poisoning of Alexei Nalvany.

Richard Weitz was quoted in VOA Chinese about Beijing’s military presence in the South China Sea.

Richard Weitz was quoted in Segodnya about Ukraine’s deepening cooperation with China and what it could mean for relations with the EU and the U.S.

Richard Weitz was quoted in The American Conservative about collapsing oil prices and global security.

Richard Weitz was mentioned in “Al Hurra()”:https://www.alhurra.com/a/مع-اقتراب-موعد-الانتخابات-الرئاسية-ترامب-يسابق-الزمن-لكسب-معاركه-/533913.html about Donald Trump’s foreign policy goals.

Robert Spalding and Richard Weitz were mentioned in NSI about Chinese strategic intentions.

Richard Weitz is quoted in CNBC on what cooperation between China and Russia could mean for the United States.

Tod Lindberg and Richard Weitz are interviewed by Chicago Council on Global Affairs on the denuclearization of North Korea.

Richard Weitz is quoted in The Wall Street Journal on the possible consequences to the U.S. leaving the INF treaty

Richard Weitz is quoted in the South China Morning Post on how nuclear security in Africa provides a model for U.S.-China cooperation

Richard Weitz quoted by CBN on the U.S. withdrawing from the INF treaty with Russia

Richard Weitz cited on private sector space initiative in The National Interest

Richard Weitz quoted in Business Insider on enforcing North Korean sanctions at sea

Richard Weitz quoted in Business Insider on Chinese activity in the South China Sea

Richard Weitz quoted in Newsmax on funding Voice of America and the hybrid-war threat from Russia

Richard Weitz quoted by Asia Times on Russian-Chinese military cooperation

Richard Weitz quoted by Asia Times on Russian-Chinese military cooperation

Richard Weitz quoted by Time on the possibility of open conflict with North Korea

Richard Weitz quoted by CBC on the threat posed by North Korean missiles to Canada

Richard Weitz quoted in Time Magazine on Chinese military buildup

Richard Weitz quoted by UPI on China’s efforts to establish a DARPA-style organization

Richard Weitz quoted in Anadolu Agency on Russia-Afghanistan relations

Richard Weitz quoted in VOA on the implications of the U.S. missile attack on the Assad regime

Richard Weitz quoted in CNBC on what current South Korea and China relations means for the future of THAAD

Richard Weitz interviewed by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty on President Trump’s inauguration speech

Richard Weitz quoted in UPI on deteriorating relations with U.S. allies in the Middle East

Richard Weitz quoted in VOA News on Iranians and their proxy fighters remaining in Syria as long as the Assad government remains in power

Richard Weitz quoted in Washington Post on the cost of nuclear defense

Richard Weitz quoted in Christian Science Monitor on the need to maintain the nuclear triad

Richard Weitz quoted in UPI on South Korean ballistic and air defense missile programs

Richard Weitz quoted in Astana Times on Kazakh-US security cooperation

Richard Weitz quoted in Science Magazine on China trying to establish a DARPA-like agency

Richard Weitz quoted in New York Times on the Thaad system and U.S.‘s monitoring of China

Richard Weitz quoted in The Straits Times on China’s President Xi’s visits to Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Iran

Richard Weitz quoted in Financial Express on how mistrust between India and Pakistan could hamper the TAPI pipeline project

Richard Weitz quoted in Al Jazeera on the TAPI pipeline

Richard Weitz quoted in Voice of America on Russia’s aggressive behavior slowing down the pace of the U.S. rebalance to Asia.

Richard Weitz quoted in Voice of America on China’s new agreement with the U.S.

Richard Weitz quoted in VOA Russia on the importance of President Obama and President Putin meeting at the U.N.

Richard Weitz quoted in Svoboda on Vladimir Putin’s support of Bashar al-Assad’s government

Richard Weitz interviewed in VOA China on China’s military capabilities

Richard Weitz interviewed by VOA China on the New China Defense White Paper

Richard Weitz quoted in Voice of America on the unlikelihood of Beijing and Moscow becoming military allies

Richard Weitz quoted in Anadolu Agency on U.S.-Russian relations

Richard Weitz interviewed by VOA on North Korea-Russia relations

Richard Weitz quoted in CNN on Putin’s intentions behind the WWII celebration and Kim Jong Un’s visit

Richard Weitz interviewed in RFE/RL on Russia’s missiles and the INF Treaty