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Richard Weitz

Richard Weitz

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Richard Weitz is Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Political-Military Analysis at the Hudson Institute.

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  1. Better THAAD than Dead
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    Better THAAD than Dead

    Aug 10, 2016 Richard Weitz warns that the alternative to missile defense in Northeast Asia is nuclear weapons.

  2. Putin’s Winning Streak
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    Putin’s Winning Streak

    Dec 29, 2014 Richard Weitz traces the implications of Russia's recent diplomatic progress in Iran, North Korea, and Pakistan.

  3. Nobel’s Toxic Avengers
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    Nobel’s Toxic Avengers

    Oct 12, 2013 Richard Weitz on the merits of awarding the Nobel Peace Prize for mitigating the threat of chemical attacks.

  4. Obama’s Russian Roadblock
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    Obama’s Russian Roadblock

    Jul 16, 2013 Richard Weitz

  5. Nuclear Disarmament’s Asian Pivot
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    Nuclear Disarmament’s Asian Pivot

    Mar 25, 2013 Richard Weitz

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    Africa’s Hobbled Hegemons

    Adekeye Adebajo

    In the face of regional turmoil, rising extremism, and heightened geopolitical tensions, Africa urgently needs strong leadership. But its two most significant regional powers, Nigeria and South Africa, are too constrained by domestic challenges to represent Africa’s interests effectively on the world stage.

    examines the causes of political and economic malaise in Nigeria and South Africa.
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    The US Needs a Techno-Industrial Strategy

    Liza Tobin & Addis Goldman outline a three-pronged approach that would entrench American leadership in advanced industries.
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    The Fed Should Not Cut Interest Rates Yet

    Michael R. Strain argues that declaring victory over inflation, while tempting, would be to misread current economic conditions.
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    Preparing for a Future of Extreme Heat Waves

    Renzo R. Guinto urges political leaders to place resilience at the heart of housing, transport, and water policies.
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    Israel Is Enabling Iran’s War of Attrition

    Shlomo Ben-Ami thinks that Binyamin Netanyahu and his messianic allies are hastening the destruction of the Jewish state.
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    Unlocking IMF Reform

    Barry Eichengreen

    Sketching a reform agenda for the International Monetary Fund is easy; implementing reform is hard. It will require, among other things, the US to give up its veto in the institution, and China to assume more responsibility for global stability and the problems of other economies.

    writes that the key is a governance overhaul combined with a renewed focus on the Fund’s core mission.
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    The King of the Americans

    Steve Pincus observes that the US Supreme Court has given the president powers denied to English monarchs since James II.
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    Will Trump Benefit from the Attempt on His Life?

    Shang-Jin Wei draws parallels between the attack on Trump and the incident that swayed the 2004 Taiwanese election.
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    Fighting Climate Change Requires a Different Mindset

    Sonia Guajajara thinks the rest of the world can learn a lot from how indigenous peoples relate to nature.

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