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 for shorter terms at the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Defense Science Board, Harvard University’, and other research institutions, and the U.S. Department of Defense. Dr. Weitz is a graduate of Harvard University (Ph.D. in Political Science), Oxford University (M.Phil. in Politics), the London School of Economics (M.Sc. in International Relations), and Harvard College (B.A. 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 and monographs, including Parsing Chinese-Russian Military Exercises (U.S. Army War College, 2015); China and Afghanistan After the NATO Withdrawal (Jamestown Foundation, 2015); Reforming U.S. Export Controls Reforms (U.S. Army War College, 2015); Turkey's New Regional Security Role: Implications for the United States (U.S. Army War College, 2014); Rebuilding American Military Power in the Pacific (Praeger, 2013); Global Security Watch—China (Praeger, 2013); two volumes of National Security Case Studies (Project on National Security Reform, 2012 and 2008); War and Governance: International Security in a Changing World Order (Praeger, 2011); The Russian Military Today and Tomorrow (U.S. Army War College, 2010); Global Security Watch—Russia (Praeger, 2009); China-Russia Security Relations (U.S. 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 (Army War College, 2007); and Revitalising U.S.–Russian Security Cooperation: Practical Measures (International Institute for Strategic Studies, 2005).
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, 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.
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.com, Foreign Policy, YaleGlobal, The Diplomat, EurasiaNet, Project Syndicate, Real Clear Defense, The Hill, Roll Call, Middle East Times, Eurasia Daily Monitor, and World Politics Review. He has also been quoted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Science Magazine, and many other publications.
Dr. Weitz has appeared on the BBC, CNN, C-SPAN, PBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, MSNBC, VOA, NHK, France 24, UK Channel 4, ITN, Deutsche Welle, CBC, CTV, CBS, Sun, RT, ARD, KSA, K24, TRT, Dozhd’, 218TV, Kurdissat, Al-Hurra, Al-Arabiya, China Radio International, VOA, Alhurra, NTDTV, Al Jazeera, RFE/RL, Russian Channel 5, CCTV, EWTN News, Sky News Arabia, Ireland National Radio, Al Arabiya, Sirius-XM Satellite Radio POTUS Channel, Arise, Iraqi State TV, RTVI, the Blaze, Croatian TV, Calgary Today, Rudaw, IMEDI, i24NEWS, Monocle 24, HuffPost Live, NewsMax, America’s Radio News Network, Shenzhen Media Group, Kuwait TV, IHA, Pacifica Radio, Dubai TV, and additional broadcast media. He has delivered numerous presentations at conferences, panels, and other events in many countries.
Areas of Expertise
- National Security
- Russia/Former Soviet Union
- Middle East