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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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Richard Weitz discusses the impact of drones on modern warfare.

Richard Weitz discusses the impact of drones on modern warfare.

Alhurra

Richard Weitz discusses Turkey and Russia military action in Libya.

Richard Weitz discusses Turkey and Russia military action in Libya.

Al Arabiya

Richard Weitz discusses 5G in the U.S.

Richard Weitz discusses 5G in the U.S.

Richard Weitz discusses how the Kim-Putin relationship could affect US-NK negotiations.

Richard Weitz discusses how the Kim-Putin relationship could affect US-NK negotiations.

Newsy

Richard Weitz on the implications of Russia's withdrawal from Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, February 2, 2019

Richard Weitz on the implications of Russia's withdrawal from Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, February 2, 2019

Richard Weitz on VOA Russian, September 26, 2018

Richard Weitz on VOA Russian, September 26, 2018

Richard Weitz on BBC, April 13, 2018

Richard Weitz on BBC, April 13, 2018

Richard Weitz on SiriusXM POTUS, December 4, 2017

Richard Weitz on SiriusXM POTUS, December 4, 2017

Richard Weitz on BBC Persian, September 16, 2017

Richard Weitz on BBC Persian, September 16, 2017

Richard Weitz on TRT World, August 10, 2017

Richard Weitz on TRT World, August 10, 2017

Richard Weitz on i24 News, June 21, 2017

Richard Weitz on i24 News, June 21, 2017

Richard Weitz on the U.S. Missile Defense System

Richard Weitz on the U.S. Missile Defense System

What Does China's Increased Military Spending Mean?, Al-Jazeera, March 4, 2017

What Does China's Increased Military Spending Mean?, Al-Jazeera, March 4, 2017

The Newsmakers: Back to the Cold War?, TRT World, October 12, 2016

The Newsmakers: Back to the Cold War?, TRT World, October 12, 2016

Russia's 'Pivot to Asia' and the SCO, The Diplomat, July 21, 2015

Russia's 'Pivot to Asia' and the SCO, The Diplomat, July 21, 2015

Richard Weitz discusses European-Russian relations, Georgia TV, March 4, 2015

Richard Weitz discusses European-Russian relations, Georgia TV, March 4, 2015

Mike Siegel and Dr. Richard Weitz on Benjamin Netanyahu's Speech to Congress, WRKO, March 3, 2015

Mike Siegel and Dr. Richard Weitz on Benjamin Netanyahu's Speech to Congress, WRKO, March 3, 2015

Richard Weitz on the Anniversary of the Ukraine Uprising, Georgian TV, February 20, 2015

Richard Weitz on the Anniversary of the Ukraine Uprising, Georgian TV, February 20, 2015

Сейчас в эфире: С христианской точки зрения, Radio Free Europe, February 1, 2015

Сейчас в эфире: С христианской точки зрения, Radio Free Europe, February 1, 2015

Richard Weitz on Missile Defence, WIBA AM1310, December 29, 2014

Richard Weitz on Missile Defence, WIBA AM1310, December 29, 2014

World without West, RT, November 18, 2014

World without West, RT, November 18, 2014

Richard Weitz on the crisis in Eastern Europe, RTVi News, September 3, 2014

Richard Weitz on the crisis in Eastern Europe, RTVi News, September 3, 2014

Can Obama's Military Strategy Against ISIS Work?, Arise America, September 16, 2016

Can Obama's Military Strategy Against ISIS Work?, Arise America, September 16, 2016

Richard Weitz discusses sanctions against Russia on

Richard Weitz discusses sanctions against Russia on "Real News", The Blaze, July 30, 2014

Richard Weitz discusses Iran nuclear negotiations, Voice of Russia, July 30, 2014

Richard Weitz discusses Iran nuclear negotiations, Voice of Russia, July 30, 2014

Richard Weitz on Russia-China Relations, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, May 21, 2014

Richard Weitz on Russia-China Relations, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, May 21, 2014

Richard Weitz on Secretary Hagel's visit to China, CNTV, April 8, 2014

Richard Weitz on Secretary Hagel's visit to China, CNTV, April 8, 2014

Weitz on Negotiations for an Interim Nuclear Agreement with Iran, RT (Russia Today) TV, January 24, 2014

Weitz on Negotiations for an Interim Nuclear Agreement with Iran, RT (Russia Today) TV, January 24, 2014