Articles by Brandon J. Weichert

Avoiding Britain’s Dead End Foreign Policy Fate

In 1902—just a few short years after Queen Victoria’s momentous Diamond Jubilee celebration and at the height of British imperial power—London was fretting about its strategic position. British strategists, according to the late Oxford historian Michael Howard, were concerned that year about “Imperial weakness: of commitments all over the world to be defended, of well-armed […]

Make Alberta American?

Canada doesn’t make sense from a geopolitical perspective. Think about it: geopolitics “provides the link between geography and strategy.” Geopolitics also seeks to “establish the links and causal relationships between geographical space and international political power, for the purpose of devising specific strategic prescriptions.” Canada is a huge country geographically—the world’s second-largest behind Russia—but it’s […]

America Should Not Abandon the Arctic

From the end of the 19th and throughout the 20th century, Russian leaders believed that rapid, mass industrialization would modernize Russia, and make their country competitive with the West. Yet, Russia (and, later, the Soviet Union) was never able to match the productive powers of the Western states. By 2000, as George Friedman assessed, “Russia […]

A Catwalk in Space

This year has been an historic first for American women in space. Not only has an American female astronaut committed the world’s first cybercrime from space (directed against her wife—so stunning and brave!) but the world was also treated to NASA’s first all-female spacewalk. Of course, the pesky patriarchy at NASA reared its ugly head, […]

‘Orange Man Bad’ Becomes Foreign Policy

Have you noticed an uptick in the appearance of a specific talking point from the political and military elite about President Trump’s recent drawdown in northern Syria? It goes something like this: Yes, the president was in a tight spot in Syria—caught between Turkey, a NATO ally, and the Kurds, who we were allied with […]

Turkey’s Return to the Mideast Threatens Iran

Going back to the time of the Ottoman Empire, which ruled from present-day Turkey and presided over a dominion which stretched across much of the Middle East and parts of North Africa, the Muslim world was divided between two sides of the Islamic coin: the first was that of the majority Sunnis and the second […]

Democrats Don’t Care About Democracy

Last week, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) took center stage to become the withering face of the ongoing Democratic Party push to impeach their great bugaboo, President Donald J. Trump. As she closed her meandering remarks, Pelosi invoked America’s greatest moderate, Benjamin Franklin, when she reminded audiences that Franklin was asked by an […]

Impeachment is Not About Trump, It’s about Protecting the DNC from their Voters

The Democrats now believe they have finally caught their White (or, possibly, orange?) Whale, Donald Trump. Congressional Democrats claim that President Trump violated election rules by asking Ukraine’s president for his assistance in investigating the Biden family’s potentially corrupt dealings in Ukraine during the time Joe Biden was vice president. Regardless of whether there is […]

Never Forget How U.S. Intelligence Failed You

The September 11, 2001 attacks were the result of an unmitigated intelligence failure. No, 9/11 was not an “inside job,” as many conspiracy theorists believe. Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaeda network were responsible. But the 9/11 plot did not happen in a vacuum. In reality, America’s elephantine national security state had known of bin […]

The DNC Would Rather Lose Than Nominate Tulsi Gabbard

Tulsi Gabbard is arguably the most interesting woman in American politics today. A combat veteran from the Iraq War, the Hawaii Democrat’s beliefs were forged not only in the desert wastelands of Iraq but also by the wastefulness of America’s permanent bipartisan fusion party. Having served in the U.S. Army National Guard in a medical unit […]

Get Greenland Before China Does

President Trump is a throwback to another time in American history. For most of his critics, that fact that makes him “problematic.” He’s “not normal.” Yet, for many, this is but one of the attributes that has made him so appealing for our time. That’s why when news broke last week about Trump’s interest in […]

Ben Shapiro Is Wrong (Again)

On the eve of the 1980 presidential election, as the insurgent conservative candidate, Ronald Reagan, was delivering his closing argument to the nation, the actor and union leader-turned-politician did not offer some cold, ideological claim divorced from kitchen table realities for the voters. Instead, he appealed to the hearts of ordinary Americans who sensed something […]

Don’t Let Mueller Fool You

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Ilhan Omar Blames America for Illegal Immigration

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Donald Trump the Statesman

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Protecting Poland Should Be a Priority

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We Must Mine Space Before China Does

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