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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 | Jun 23, 2019

Since the rise of the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1979, Iran has been in a state of ideological, religious cold war against the United States and its allies. Desiring to become the dominant force in the Mideast, Iran has…

by | Jun 15, 2019

Geostrategists going back to Sir Halford Mackinder have advised Western leaders to prevent at all costs the rise of a power (or a coalition of powers) that could dominate the Eurasian landmass. Yet, 30 years of fecklessly aggressive U.S. foreign…

by | Jun 8, 2019

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is right: the country needs economic patriotism. But, that’s not what Warren is offering in her campaign to become the 46th president. In a recent speech for her ailing campaign, the Democratic senator who is fond of…

by | Jun 6, 2019

Contrary to popular opinion, the United States has long been a Pacific potentate. Ever since the 19th century, when American settlers journeyed from their East Coast enclaves and into the great American West, the United States was destined to become…

by | May 23, 2019

“In this land, the man who gives victory in battle is prized beyond every other man,” or so says Prince Feisal as portrayed by Sir Alec Guinness in the epic 1962 biopic, Lawrence of Arabia. Okay, so Feisal’s quote is…

by | May 15, 2019

Recently, the Trump Administration announced that it was deploying both an American aircraft carrier as well as B-52 bombers to the Middle East as a show of force against the Iranians. According to National Security Adviser John Bolton, intelligence provided…

by | May 4, 2019

Venezuela has become the next major front in the ongoing shadow war between the loosely aligned axis of autocracies and the U.S.-led coalition of democracies. From Ukraine to the South China Sea to Syria, the two blocs now vie for…

by | Apr 24, 2019

Two hundred ninety Christians in Sri Lanka were slaughtered with an additional 500 being wounded while peacefully celebrating the resurrection of their Lord and Savior on Easter Sunday. Since neither former President Barack Obama nor former Secretary of State Hillary…

by | Apr 16, 2019

The case of Julian Assange, the founder and chief purveyor of WikiLeaks, is a complex one. Whenever his name comes up in Washington, D.C. it is either met with gushing praise or angry tirades, depending on your audience (and depending on…

by | Apr 10, 2019

When former Vice President Dick Cheney was being whisked from his office downstairs to the underground Presidential Emergency Operations Command (PEOC) bunker on 9/11, his view on foreign policy likely changed. Having served for years in and out of government,…

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