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Richard Weitz

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Senior fellow and director of the Center for Political-Military Affairs at Hudson Institute. He analyzes mid- and long-term national and international political-military issues, including by employing scenario-based planning. From 2003 to 2005, Dr. Weitz was a Senior Staff Member at the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis.

05.01.2017

Putin and Trump: How to make nonproliferation a priority in 2017

Putin and Trump: How to make nonproliferation a priority in 2017

Even amidst growing tensions, there are several steps that the U.S. and Russia can take in the coming year to reduce the threat of nuclear proliferation

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10.05.2016

Moscow's plan to fight global terrorism still includes the West

Moscow's plan to fight global terrorism still includes the West

At the recent Moscow Conference on International Security, participants analyzed how the success of Russia’s military intervention in Syria could become the basis for new types of counter-terrorism initiatives

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01.04.2016

After the Nuclear Security Summit, Washington awaits Moscow's move

After the Nuclear Security Summit, Washington awaits Moscow's move

It remains to be seen if Moscow and Washington can work together to formulate concrete programs and initiatives for dealing with the risk of nuclear terrorism

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20.01.2016

Moscow and Washington still have an Iran problem

Moscow and Washington still have an Iran problem

The lifting of sanctions against Iran was just the beginning. Now the hard work of monitoring and verifying Iran’s nuclear activities will start for the International Atomic Energy Agency, which will need the cooperation of both the U.S. and Russia

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11.11.2015

Do Russia and China really represent a threat to the world order?

Do Russia and China really represent a threat to the world order?

By analyzing recent speeches from the U.S., Russia and China at the UN, it’s easy to pinpoint how and why the three nations are locked in a new type of geopolitical confrontation

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10.07.2015

Russia now has full attention of US military

Russia now has full attention of US military

The latest National Military Strategy of the U.S. lays the strategic groundwork for a military option to deal with perceived security threats from major powers such as Russia

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04.06.2015

Confrontation between Russia and US impacts negotiations over nukes

Confrontation between Russia and US impacts negotiations over nukes

Sharp differences of opinion between Russian and U.S. negotiators are making any future progress on nuclear disarmament, nonproliferation and peaceful use of nuclear energy difficult

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23.03.2015

9 views on the militarization of the Ukraine crisis

9 views on the militarization of the Ukraine crisis

Presenting a collection of essays by leading Russian and Ukrainian experts, Brothers Armed charts the history of military reform and progress in Ukraine and Russia from the collapse of the Soviet Union to the 2014 annexation of Crimea

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18.03.2015

Is CFE dead? A Western perspective

Is CFE dead? A Western perspective

Russia’s withdrawal from the CFE Treaty is especially problematic given Russia’s new practice of launching large-scale military exercises with little or no advance warning to NATO member

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20.01.2015

Russia and US can't let nukes become a victim of Ukraine crisis

Russia and US can't let nukes become a victim of Ukraine crisis

Warnings from Moscow that cooperation on nuclear arms control could be reduced in the future could at some point lead to results that both Russia and the United States would prefer to avoid

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12.09.2014

Russia vs. the new NATO

Russia vs. the new NATO

While NATO backed away from arming Ukraine, the alliance did create a new “spearhead” force capable of responding to conventional military attacks along member country borders. How will Russia respond?

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13.08.2014

How BRICS can advance global nonproliferation agenda

How BRICS can advance global nonproliferation agenda

Each BRICS member has already played a prominent role in multinational nuclear nonproliferation dialogues. Now, the BRICS have a chance to become one of the major collective forces in the world’s developing nuclear order

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24.07.2014

How Russia, China and the US can denuclearize North Korea

How Russia, China and the US can denuclearize North Korea

If there’s one thing that the leaders of Russia, China and the U.S. can agree on, it’s that North Korea shouldn’t have nukes. But that doesn’t necessarily mean North Korea should be transformed into a pariah state, as witnessed by growing economic linkages with Russia and China

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29.05.2014

Afghan crisis can only be solved by the collective efforts of Russia, US

Afghan crisis can only be solved by the collective efforts of Russia, US

As the U.S. prepares to wind down its presence in Afghanistan and discontinue security cooperation with Russia, military officials in Moscow ponder the future of the troubled region

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03.10.2013

G20 summit yielded unexpected (chemical-free) fruits

G20 summit yielded unexpected (chemical-free) fruits

The newfound Russia-U.S. cooperation regarding Syria’s chemical weapons will likely provide a foundation for wider cooperation in other areas

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