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Brandon J. Weichert
Brandon J. Weichert
Brandon J. Weichert is a geopolitical analyst who manages The Weichert Report. He is a contributor at The American Spectator and a contributing editor at American Greatness. His writings on national security have appeared in Real Clear Politics and he has been featured on the BBC and CBS News. Brandon travels the country lecturing audiences on a wide range of national security policy issues, ranging from the geopolitics of space policy to the rise of China. His work also occasionally appears in Space News, The American Thinker, and The New English Review. A former congressional staffer, he is currently working on his doctorate in international relations.
by | Oct 20, 2019

At a recent dinner for a group of high-ranking military officers at an undisclosed location in the bucolic American countryside, I cautioned the generals to prepare for the president to make a deal with China on trade. Many nodded but…

by | Oct 16, 2019

Since the end of the Cold War, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has been fraying. Without the common Soviet threat, NATO has struggled to justify its existence. Frankly, it has outlived its usefulness. Yet, despite what many of his…

by | Oct 14, 2019

All of Washington has been atwitter with the president’s recent decision to draw down American forces from their ongoing mission in Syria. The reason is the purported American abandonment — betrayal, in the eyes of many — of the Syrian…

by | Oct 6, 2019

President Trump has consistently promised to both “drain the swamp” that is Washington, D.C., as well as to make our allies — particularly those in Europe — more accountable to the American people for receiving vast sums of foreign aid…

by | Oct 2, 2019

First, it is likely that President Donald Trump violated some cockamamie administrative rule when he recently spoke with the new Ukrainian president about the potential corrupt dealings of former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, in Ukraine. Fine. Can’t…

by | Sep 22, 2019

Watching the events of last weekend’s bizarre Iranian attack on Saudi installations, I predicted that the global price of oil would spike but that the increase would be manageable. Thankfully, these assertions have proven true. Iran has had decades to seek…

by | Sep 15, 2019

This weekend, the Houthi rebels in Yemen engaged in their favorite pastime of attacking Saudi Arabian oil and natural gas infrastructure. For the record, the Houthis are stooges of the Iranian regime and, like the Iranians, hate their Sunni Arab neighbors in…

by | Jul 31, 2019

The U.S.-based microchip manufacturer Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) managed to become a highly lucrative chip manufacturer in just three years. Previously, the firm was in a financial freefall and many feared its eventual demise. Yet, as the Wall Street Journal…

by | Jul 23, 2019

The little Cold War between Iran and the United States intensifies. In recent weeks, Iran supposedly hacked and crashed a European rocket that was launching a spy satellite aimed at it. The United States shot down an Iranian drone in response; the…

by | Jul 10, 2019

In 2015, the “conservative” Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, secreted over to Beijing and giddily made the United Kingdom a charter member of China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). The following year, Britain was a key member of…

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