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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 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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