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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 | 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,…

by | Apr 5, 2019

Last week, the world was up-in-arms over the fact that democratic India, one of the world’s leading economies with nuclear arms, launched an anti-satellite test. Codenamed “Mission Shakti” by India’s military, the test of their anti-satellite capability was a resounding success: the…

by | Mar 22, 2019

During their recent meeting in the White House, Brazil’s new right-wing leader, Jair Bolsonaro, and President Donald J. Trump discussed the possibility of Brazil joining the NATO alliance. While I am an unapologetic fan of both Trump and Bolsonaro, this…

by | Mar 18, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has made fighting the supposedly damaging effects of anthropogenic climate change — Global Warming — her cause célèbre. Under the guise of “environmental justice,” Cortez’s Green New Deal called for a sweeping program of infrastructure reform to make…

by | Mar 10, 2019

Last week, the crypto-anti-Semitic Democratic representative from Minnesota, Somali-born Ilhan Omar, castigated former President Barack Obama as having nothing more than a “pretty face” who got “away with murder.” Despite Representative Omar’s undesirable policy stances and personal bigotry, her assessment…

by | Mar 6, 2019

Depending on which study you read, at least half of all Millennials would prefer to live in a socialist country. Political celebrities, such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), are heroes to many Millennials. Moreover, most Millennials favor a greater degree…

by | Feb 23, 2019

The United States is threatened as never before from strategic rivals, such as the People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation, yet don’t tell that to the Pentagon. This is particularly true in the little-referenced-but-all-important strategic domain of space — the…

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