Brandon J. Weichert

About Brandon J. Weichert

Brandon J. Weichert is a geopolitical analyst who manages The Weichert Report. He is a contributing editor at American Greatness and a contributor at The American Spectator . His writings on national security have appeared in Real Clear Politics and he has been featured on the BBC and CBS News. Follow him on Twitter at @WeTheBrandon.

To Beat China, Recognize Taiwan

The Sino-American trade war is only just beginning. Initial reports show that the American side is faring better than the Chinese, but these reports are hardly conclusive. As David P. Goldman has assessed, China still has a great deal of maneuvering room with which to bludgeon the United States. What Washington needs in

By | 2019-06-10T13:00:45-07:00 June 10th, 2019|

The Deep State Just Killed Space Force—and Endangered Us All

During a private dinner last week at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C., I was taken to task by a Republican congressman after I pressed him on his lack of support for President Donald Trump’s proposed space force. The congressman is a war hero. His service is unimpeachable and I maintain a deep

By | 2019-05-23T09:39:09-07:00 May 22nd, 2019|

Deregulation Will Keep U.S. Biotech Out of China

China’s biotechnology industry, like so many high-tech fields in China, has grown at an unbelievable clip in the last decade. In fact, China’s leadership has identified biotechnology as a “strategic emerging industry” that is integral both to Xi Jinping’s “Made in China 2025” program as well as the Chinese Communist Party’s 13th five-year

By | 2019-05-12T17:02:38-07:00 May 12th, 2019|

Stop Whining About Google and Do Something

Some friends on the Right are angry about Google’s opaque efforts to block prominent conservative personalities and think tanks from the search engine and the company’s advertising program. Their anger is understandable, but why is anyone surprised? Despite a short-lived and undeserved reputation for libertarianism, the tech industry has always leaned left. Today,

By | 2019-05-09T22:10:30-07:00 May 9th, 2019|

Be Careful: Hurting Iran Might Help Russia

The global price of oil is on track to reach $80 a barrel soon. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) voted several weeks ago to curb production, which had already led to global oil prices inching upward. Meanwhile, political instability in oil-producing states such as Venezuela and Libya have caused dislocations in

By | 2019-04-28T15:15:02-07:00 April 28th, 2019|

To Conquer Chaos, Court It

For all of the rhetoric about our supposed liberal international order, the world is more chaotic and unstable than it has been since World War II. Disorder reigns. And for the technocratic, democratic globalist elites in the West, this disorder can only be repaired with the right combination of U.S. tax dollars, the

By | 2019-04-23T10:33:38-07:00 April 23rd, 2019|

Washington Is Still Not Getting Space Force Right

At this year’s Space Symposium in Washington, D.C., Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan opened his remarks by indicating the United States government takes seriously the threat that China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea pose to our country’s space systems. We rely too much on satellites to provide the necessary bandwidth that our

By | 2019-04-21T09:02:13-07:00 April 20th, 2019|

The Democratic Party, Not America, Is Experiencing a Civil War

Contrary to the overheated speculation of so many, the United States is not on the cusp of another civil war. Sure, things are tense in America’s political system. Things usually are. Americans are not, however, about to take up arms against each other and hunt down those with whom they disagree. Instead, what

By | 2019-04-02T18:32:36-07:00 April 2nd, 2019|