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Weitz, Richard

Works: 73 works in 148 publications in 1 language and 6,561 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E183.8.R9, 327.73047
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Most widely held works by Richard Weitz
Revitalising US-Russian security cooperation : practical measures by Richard Weitz( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russia and the United States are the most important countries for many vital security issues. They possess the world's largest nuclear weapons arsenals, are involved in the principal regional conflicts, and have lead roles in opposing international terrorism and weapons proliferation. Despite persistent differences on many questions, mutual interests consistently drive Russians and Americans to work together to overcome these impediments. This Adelphi Paper argues that opportunities for further improving security cooperation between Russia and the United States exist but are limited. Near-term results in the areas of formal arms control or ballistic missile defences are unlikely. The two governments should focus on improving and expanding their joint threat-reduction and non-proliferation programmes, enhancing their military-to-military dialogue regarding Central Asia and defence industrial cooperation, and deepening their anti-terrorist cooperation, both bilaterally and through NATO. Using more market incentives, expanding reciprocity and equal treatment, and limiting the adverse repercussions from disputes over Iran would facilitate progress. Russia and the United States will not soon become close allies, but they should be able to achieve better security ties given that, on many issues, their shared interests outweigh those that divide them
Mismanaging mayhem : how Washington responds to crisis by James Jay Carafano( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mismanaging Mayhem is written at the undergraduate level. It is suitable for college electives courses related to national security, homeland security, government affairs, political science, defense matters, and international relations at both civilian universities and professional military schools. In addition, it appeals to a general audience interested in history and public policy. Given that the debate over interagency reform and interest in this subject is likely to swell in the years ahead with Congressional hearings and legislation to institute government reform the book should have a solid audience for some time
War and governance : international security in a changing world order by Richard Weitz( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do we avoid war? To arrive at an answer, master analyst Richard Weitz explores the ways nations, international organizations, and individuals have sought to bring order to an inherently disorderly phenomenon--potential and actual violent conflict among organized political entities. Specifically, War and Governance: International Security in a Changing World Order analyzes a number of critical issues such as whether regional security institutions have distinct advantages and liabilities in promoting international security, as compared with universal organizations like the United Nations. Other important questions are addressed, as well. How will international organizations, such as the UN, EU, and NATO, change the nature of war in the 21st century--and be changed by it? What role might less formal institutions and nongovernmental organizations play in peacemaking? Will the nation-state remain the most important international security actor? The book ends with a gap analysis that identifies incongruities between international needs and capabilities--and suggests ways to overcome them
Global security watch-- China by Richard Weitz( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Global Security Watch-China presents a comprehensive overview of the main foreign and defense policies of the People's Republic of China, emphasizing the political-military developments in the modern era since the 1989 Tiananmen Square incident. It provides a historical overview in the first chapter, followed by information on the domestic factors that affect Chinese national security, such as economics, society, and politics; China's external objectives; its global energy strategy; and its defense policies and security objectives. Drawing upon a wide variety of domestic and foreign primary sources, the work details China's policies and its relationships with the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, Asia, and Eurasia. It includes biographical sketches of select individuals of importance to modern Chinese history, such as Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. Appropriate for audiences ranging from university students to policy makers to general readers, this book is an excellent resource for academic libraries and suitable as a textbook for courses on contemporary Chinese politics and international relations
Global security watch--Russia : a reference handbook by Richard Weitz( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russia remains the most important global security actor besides the United States. In addition to being a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and a leading exporter of oil and natural gas, the Russian Federation possesses one of the largest conventional military forces in the world. Above all, Russia retains sufficient offensive nuclear forces to destroy the United States or any other country. Russia has also pursued a more activist international security policy in recent years with other major global security actors. Yet, Russia faces a period of profound uncertainty due to its economic vulnerabilities, unclear political transition, and excessive reliance on hard power assets to advance its main security goals
China-Russia security relations : strategic parallelism without partnership or passion? by Richard Weitz( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For almost 2 decades, China and Russia have been strengthening their security ties. Nonetheless, as this monograph makes clear, the relationship between Beijing and Moscow remains in flux. In some cases, they share overlapping interests. In other instances, they compete for power and wealth, particularly for oil and gas resources. Many factors will affect Sino-Russian ties? including developments within China and Russia as well as external events. As part of this mix, American policies will also have some impact on the future foreign behavior of both countries. -- Foreword
The reserve policies of nations : a comparative analysis by Richard Weitz( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work provides a comprehensive assessment of critical developments in the reserve policies of the world's major military powers as well as a wealth of data on recent developments affecting the reserve policies of Australia, Britain, Canada, China, France, Germany, Israel Japan, and Russia
The Russian military today and tomorrow : essays in memory of Mary Fitzgerald by Stephen Blank( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Given the stakes involved in achieving a correct understanding of Russian and Chinese defense policies and military developments, the magnitude of Mary Fitzgerald's enlightening accomplishments in this regard becomes clear. However, the problems that we have outlined in this volume were not unfamiliar to students of the Soviet Union. Indeed, they are enduring strategic issues for Russian policymakers as well as those who analyze or contribute to foreign policies toward the Russian military, despite the magnitude of the tremendous changes that have occurred since 1989 when the Soviet empire began to collapse. Even more importantly, Mary and her colleagues recognized that the issues outlined here are not just tasks relevant for the general study of Russia, but by addressing these strategic issues, and their underlying implications, policymakers will engage in the essential tasks necessary for the creation of an enduring structure of peace
Russian-American security cooperation after St. Petersburg : challenges and opportunities by Richard Weitz( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Until Russia and the United States experience a change on government in 2008, the prospects for additional strategic arms control agreements, limits on destabilizing military operations, and joint ballistic missile defense programs appear unlikely. Yet, near-term opportunities for collaboration in the areas of cooperative threat reduction, third-party proliferation, and bilateral military engagement do exist
Rebuilding American military power in the Pacific : a 21st-century strategy by Robbin F Laird( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume examines how the U.S. military must rebuild in the wake of Iraq/Afghanistan, and refocus its power projection to face the new challenges emerging in the Pacific and with China
Case Studies Working Group report, volume II by Richard Weitz( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The case studies in this volume confirm the conclusions of other PNSR analyses that the performance of the U.S. national security apparatus in inconsistent. Although some cases illustrate relatively clear, integrated strategy development, unified policy implementation, and coherent tactical planning, coordination, and execution; others depict flawed, divided, contradictory, and sometimes nonexistent strategy promulgation and enactment. Similarly, the U.S. national security system can provide resources efficiently, but it also can do so inadequately and tardily. Flawed responses recur in issue areas as diverse as biodefense, public diplomacy, and military intervention. They also occur across many presidential administrations, from the onset of the Cold War to the present day. The piecemeal organizational reforms enacted to date have not fostered improved policy outcomes or decisionmaking, while capability building, especially in the civilian national security agencies, remains less than optimal."--P. viii
Project on National Security Reform case studies( Book )

in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On November 26, 2008 the Project on National Security Reform submitted its 2-year study of the national security system, Forging a new shield, to the President, President-elect, and Congress. The study found that the national security system was at risk of failure and needed serious reform. Before the Project finalized the report's recommendations, its Vision Working Group tested the findings against a diverse set of scenarios to determine if the recommendations were robust and effective. This testing revealed that each of the five major findings improved the performance of the current national security system. [Volume 1] documents the scenario-testing process used by the Vision Working Group. It includes the actual pre-reform and post-reform scenarios and details many other scenario techniques used in the overall study. The studies featured in Volume 2 span from the Eisenhower administration to the present day, offering diverse lessons and covering a range of issues from public diplomacy, to nonproliferation, to biodefense, to peacekeeping and alliance management, among others
Russia's national identity in a new era by S Kortunov( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The focus of this monograph is what he sees as Russia's current identity crisis. In the introduction the author explains that the resolution of this crisis of national self-consciousness is closely linked with Russia's need to define a place for itself in the new post-Cold War world. He insists that the new Russia differs fundamentally from the Soviet Union or the old Russian Empire. It has new borders, a new culture, and a new spiritual-ideological framework. However, the Russian people have still not resolved a number of central questions, such as what type of political and economic system the country should adopt and what type of relationship they want with outside world. (Adapted from Publisher's Abstract)
The National security of Russia by Valery Manilov( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russia's national security policy : conceptions and realities by V. I Krivokhizha( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph deals with a topic of fundamental importance: how does a country identify its national interests and develop a strategy to pursue them. The author draws an interesting distinction between a National Security Strategy and a National Security Concept. He argues that the latter should encompass a broader range of issues, including society's consensus on such fundamental topics as the proper division of power among both the various branches of government and the diverse levels of federal authority. It also should contain a philosophical dimension relating to the country's past, present, and future role in international affairs. For this reason, several pages of his analysis discuss whether Russia has been undergoing evolution, reform, or a revolution. The manuscript highlights the difficulties that Russians have had in reaching a consensus about their country's proper role in the post-Cold War era. In this, they differ little from the citizens of the United States, the various states of Europe, or the other nations of the world. Since the Gorbachev years, international developments have not dealt kindly with the simple paradigms of how the world works. Politicians, scholars, and interested citizens will undoubtedly continue to grapple with the challenging issue of identifying and ranking national interests for many years to come. (Adapted from Publisher's Abstract)
Russia's new geopolitics by A. V Mitrofanov( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russia's new path by A. I Podberezkin( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kazakhstan and the new international politics of Eurasia by Richard Weitz( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thanks to its large territory and population, vast energy wealth, relative political and ethnic stability, and skillful diplomacy, Kazakhstan has emerged as a leader of efforts to promote regional economic and political integration in Eurasia. Under President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazakh officials have pursued a "multi-vector" foreign policy that has sought to maintain good relations with the most important external great powers and multinational institutions engaged in the region. Furthermore, Kazakh officials have sought for over a decade to strengthen ties among the countries of Central Asia and the Caspian Basin region--areas that define Kazakhstan's "extended neighborhood." In addition to their recurring proposals for a Eurasian union, Kazakh representatives have promoted concrete cooperation regarding a range of specific economic, political, and security areas
Project on National Security Reform case studies( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Project on National Security Reform case studies volume I( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The case studies featured in this first volume analyze a diverse range of policy areas, from an evaluation of U.S. efforts to plan for the post-World War II occupation of Japan to a first-hand account of program management from the first National Counterintelligence Executive. The volume includes examinations of the U.S. government's response to a natural disaster -- the 1964 Alaska earthquake -- and a series of manmade disasters -- from the poorly resourced operation in Somalia to the inadequately planned occupation of Iraq to the muddle through approach that governed policy making and execution during the Balkan wars"--P. ii
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Revitalising US-Russian security cooperation : practical measures
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Mismanaging mayhem : how Washington responds to crisisWar and governance : international security in a changing world orderGlobal security watch--Russia : a reference handbook