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 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.

China and South Korea Are Screwing Us (Let’s Return the Favor)

President Trump has demanded that China take steps to counter the growing threat on the Korean Peninsula. Beijing, it appears, is finally answering that call, though not in the way Americans would have hoped. Rather than cut off their errant ward in Pyongyang, Beijing is pressuring the South Korean government in Seoul so as

By | 2017-11-01T12:39:53+00:00 November 1st, 2017|

NeverTrumping to Oblivion

Every few generations, American politics undergoes an intense realignment. Today, America is experiencing a consequential change in its politics. Scholar and writer, F.H. Buckley, refers to the new political coalition forming around Donald Trump as the “Republican workers’ party,” dubbing it a “revolution in American politics on a par with President Richard Nixon’s

By | 2017-10-30T13:26:41+00:00 October 30th, 2017|

Restoring American Leadership to Beat Back ISIS

The United States has enjoyed a major strategic victory in the seeming endless Global War on Terrorism: the Islamic State has been crushed. Oh, you hadn’t heard? That’s unsurprising, because almost none of the mainstream media are giving it adequate coverage. They’re too busy talking about none of the news that really matters,

By | 2017-10-25T14:56:26+00:00 October 25th, 2017|

Deregulate Space

America’s foreign policy, unfortunately, seems to be governed by a latent utopianism. The last 17 years have shown the dangers inherent in a starry-eyed approach to the world. When it comes to space policy, however, the utopian policy consensus—as embodied in the Outer Space Treaty—has been on display for at least 50 years.

By | 2017-10-18T16:53:56+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

Free Kurdistan Now

The Kurds are the largest stateless people in the world. Their population exists in a contiguous territory spanning across  present-day Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran. Historically, the Kurds have been an oppressed people. Iran, Iraq, Bashar al-Assad’s government in Syria, and what’s left of ISIS in Syria and Iraq are all deeply and

By | 2017-10-17T22:12:58+00:00 October 17th, 2017|

America Must Innovate or Die

America is in decline. Since the end of the Cold War—thanks to the fecklessness of our political and business leaders—every single competitive advantage that the United States enjoyed has been methodically eroded by our competitors. In the economic realm, America’s elite convinced themselves it would be acceptable essentially to redistribute wealth and middle

By | 2017-10-07T17:10:13+00:00 October 7th, 2017|

European Elites Should be Mindful of the “Spirit of 1848”

In his fantastic history of Europe, “The Pursuit of Power: Europe 1815-1914,” Cambridge scholar Richard J. Evans argues: The pursuit of power permeated European society in the nineteenth century. States grasped for world power, governments reached out for imperial power, armies built up their military power, revolutionaries plotted to grab power, political parties

By | 2017-10-06T22:11:33+00:00 October 6th, 2017|