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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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    Is Putin in Peril?

    From alternate-reality annexations to fresh nuclear threats, Russian President Vladimir Putin seems more desperate than ever to project an image of strength after a string of battlefield defeats. As Ukrainian forces advance on Russian-occupied territories and hundreds of thousands of draft-age Russian men flee the Kremlin’s “partial mobilization,” we asked PS commentators to assess his prospects.

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    Liz Truss’s Backward Vision of the Future

    Diane Coyle argues that the new UK government will never cure what ails the British economy by living in the past.
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    The State Is Taking Back Energy

    Nick Butler sees increased government intervention in the sector as necessary but too often suboptimal.
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    The Stabilizing Effect of Inflation

    Daniel Gros explains why, despite the disruptions caused by monetary tightening, a financial crisis is unlikely.
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    Germany’s Emerging War Economy

    Dalia Marin outlines how the country can transform its economy and help Europe achieve strategic autonomy.
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    Japan’s Post-Abe Trust Crisis

    Akira Kawamoto explains how Fumio Kishida’s embattled government can regain public confidence and boost economic growth.
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    Liz Truss vs. the Bank of England

    Shang-Jin Wei explains how UK policymakers can prevent a financial crisis by helping pensioners and homeowners.
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    What’s Happened to China’s Economy?

    Zhang Jun worries that weakened incentives for local-government policy innovation are undermining dynamism and growth.
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    Women, Life, Freedom, and the Left

    Slavoj Žižek

    Four recent global news stories have revealed the varieties of women’s empowerment, showing how the politics of sex and gender can either challenge or reinforce existing power structures. For Western liberals, understanding these dynamics will be crucial to beating back the new right.

    shows how four recent news events highlight the failings of Western progressives to counter the far right.

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