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, www.theweichertreport.com, an online journal of geopolitics. He holds Master's degree in Statecraft & 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.

About That ‘Private’ Meeting With Putin…

Ian Bremmer, the bookish president of the Eurasia Group, the world’s largest geopolitical risk firm, broke a story that MSNBC has turned into the next ridiculous chapter in the Trump-Russia “collusion” psychodrama. The Stanford-educated political scientist (and occasional fill-in host for Charlie Rose) made headlines this week when he broke the news that,

By | 2017-07-21T16:00:17+00:00 July 21st, 2017|

The Way Forward is Up

In 1983, Ronald Reagan gave a monumental speech declaring his administration’s intention to build and place space-based missile defense systems in low Earth orbit. The United States and the Soviet Union, at that time, were locked in a seeming eternal struggle for global ideological supremacy. When the Soviets successfully tested their first nuclear

By | 2017-07-13T12:25:09+00:00 July 9th, 2017|

No, the Hipster Barista Does Not Represent Millennials

Have you seen that “hipster barista” meme floating around the Internet? How many of you have scoffed at the Millennial generation for being a bunch of “snowflakes”? Or sneered at Generation Z (those born from 1996 onward) for their zombie-like passivity? We’ve all been there. Whether you’re a Baby Boomer or even a

By | 2017-07-06T10:24:20+00:00 July 1st, 2017|

Restoring the Balance of Power in the Mideast, Trump Style

As the world slowly divides roughly along the cultural “fault lines” Samuel Huntington warned us about two decades ago, two major stories have surfaced from the Mideast. The first is a speculative piece that claims elements of President Trump's foreign policy team are pressing the administration to change yet another regime in the

By | 2017-07-03T15:41:12+00:00 June 29th, 2017|

Dear GOP, Trumpism is the Way Forward

Two stories keep circling in my head: the first details how the majority of Donald Trump’s voters still support the president overwhelmingly. The second is how the Democrats keep campaigning against Trump and losing. Most recently, Jon Ossoff ran in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District special election (Tom Price and Newt Gingrich’s old seat).

By | 2017-06-27T14:57:49+00:00 June 24th, 2017|

Trump in Iowa: Making Immigration Great Again

Donald J. Trump rose to political fame when he identified illegal immigration as a top threat to the United States and advocated a serious crackdown. He also called for much needed reforms in America’s legal immigration policies. As the 2016 presidential election wore on, Trump promised he would not only increase mass deportations

By | 2017-06-26T09:45:21+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|