Brandon J. Weichert

About Brandon J. Weichert

Brandon J. Weichert is a contributing editor to American Greatness. A former Republican congressional staffer and national security expert, he also runs "The Weichert Report" (, an online journal of geopolitics. He holds master's degree in statecraft and national security from the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C. He is also an associate member of New College at Oxford University and holds a B.A. in political science from DePaul University. He is currently completing a book on national security space policy due out next year.

The Trump-Kanye Meeting Was Weird—If You’re a Racist

The Democratic Party is a group of tricksters. Consider this: the party of Jim Crow managed to recast themselves as the paragon of racial equality during the tumultuous 1960s, while still supporting the economic programs that impoverished minorities. They then convinced a majority of African-Americans that Republicans were their true oppressors! It is

By | 2018-10-13T18:57:44+00:00 October 14th, 2018|

Replacing Nikki Haley: Why Not ‘Jarvanka’?

With the resignation of Nikki Haley as the Trump Administration’s ambassador to the United Nations, naturally talk has turned to who might replace her at Turtle Bay. According to news reports, the White House is discussing Goldman Sachs executive and former deputy national security advisor Dina Powell as a replacement. But a commentator

By | 2018-10-09T14:08:12+00:00 October 9th, 2018|

The Coming Red Tide

Republicans are slated to lose the midterms next month. History is against them. The “experts” don’t think the GOP has a snowball’s chance in Florida. Generic polling shows the Republicans facing a nearly hopeless situation in the House of Representatives, and there is even some question as to whether they can hold their

By | 2018-10-08T15:11:36+00:00 October 8th, 2018|

Trump Is a Patriot, Not a Nationalist-Populist

Ever since Donald Trump ascended to the presidency, confused members of the media have been trying to come to grips with their inability to understand him by dubbing him  a “populist,” a “nationalist,” or some combination of the two. This has triggered a debate throughout American society. People are conditioned to view these

By | 2018-10-05T00:27:43+00:00 October 5th, 2018|

Why We Should Never Forget Benghazi

On the night of September 11, 2012, elements of al Qaeda launched a well-coordinated attack on the poorly defended U.S. consulate in war-torn Benghazi, Libya. The attack was the culmination of the Obama Administration’s disastrous foreign policy for the region, which could best be described as democracy promotion through thoughtless regime change. Ambassador

By | 2018-09-10T22:25:14+00:00 September 11th, 2018|

Is Trump’s Cabinet Undermining His Agenda?

Bob Woodward’s new book, Fear: Trump in the White House, has exposed something constitutional scholars might, at best, call outright insubordination. At worst, it amounts to an incidental coup by several former and current Trump Administration advisers. Then again, Woodward’s book may just be another unsubstantiated torrent directed against a president who offends

By | 2018-09-06T21:51:26+00:00 September 7th, 2018|

Holding Turkey Accountable

The increasingly autocratic government of Turkey has lost its mind. Or, at least, it has returned to its historical form. Under Turkish strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the country has slipped away from a nascent form of democracy into an autocracy informed increasingly by Islamism. Whereas Turkey was once a bulwark against Soviet Communism

By | 2018-08-26T12:56:23+00:00 August 26th, 2018|