Richard Weitz


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. Dr. Weitz is also an Expert at Wikistrat and a non-resident Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).


Without ‘Deliverables,’ Putin-Trump Meeting Unlikely To Be Productive
Ahead of the first meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G20 summit, Richard Weitz, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for

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Putin-Trump Telephone Conversation: North Korea and Syria as Most Acute…
Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump on Tuesday held the third telephone conversation. The heads of state agreed to hold the first personal meeting on the sidelines of the

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Key International Security Issues As Seen by Valdai Club Experts
The VI Conference on International Security (MCIS-2017) opens in Moscow on April 26, 2017. In interviews with Valdai Club experts shared their views on a number of issues
As North Korean Conflict Threat Rises, US and Russia Could See Opportunity for…
The North Korean nuclear and ballistic missile issue could become a point for Russian-US cooperation, as the danger of conflict continues to rise.

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How US Strikes on Syria Will Impact the Middle East and Beyond
The final goal of US aggression against Syria is pressure on China during the visit of President Xi Jinping, according to Valdai Club expert Vladimir Yevseyev. According to Yevseyev, despite its
US-Canada: Can Justin Trudeau Influence Donald Trump's Foreign Policy?
Trudeau will likely follow the pattern of other leaders and downplay his ideological and other differences with Trump when meeting him in person. The US President will also shun a public

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‘Mobilizing’, ‘Populist’, ‘Rebellious’: Valdai Experts Assess Trump’s…
Donald Trump’s inauguration speech on January 20, 2017 sent shockwaves across the whole American political spectrum and caused powerful repercussions internationally. In a series of interviews with
Palmyra: A Minor Setback as ISIS Runs Out of Time
After the Syrian and Russian forces capture Aleppo, they can redeploy and recover Palmyra and its surrounding areas; Palmyra is of symbolic and cultural importance but not a militarily critical

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Why Donald Trump’s Presidency Can Mean More Security for Europe
Donald Trump’s victory has raised concerns that the United States will review its commitments to NATO allies. But this does not necessarily mean less security in Europe. Trump's unpredictability

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Where Will Escalation Over Syria Take Russia and the US?
The new situation destroys what was possibly the last avenue for Russia-US cooperation. US cannot launch missile strikes with impunity. Presumable Assad victory could lead to a displacement of
Kerry and the Kremlin
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Moscow on his latest mission to boost bilateral cooperation. According to press reports, Kerry may also raise for Moscow ‘s consideration new ideas

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Donald Trump: Dialogue With Russia, Problems With Iran
Donald Trump provides more opportunities for a change in the relationship with Russia than Hillary Clinton, although the situation is nearly the opposite for Iran, Richard Weitz, Senior Fellow and

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