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.

America’s Newest Epidemic: Toxic Russophobia

Since Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 election, a constant drumbeat of Russophobia has resounded throughout the halls of power. Today, the drumbeat has become so deafening that Congress’s already self-imposed inability to legislate has been made even worse, if you can believe it. In turn, this clamorous Russophobia has needlessly blunted the

By | 2017-07-31T18:07:29+00:00 July 27th, 2017|

What’s Next With Iran?

I’ve spent a long time arguing against the executive agreement that the Obama Administration inked with Iran in 2015. One of the earliest points of agreement that I had with President Donald Trump was over his consistent, forceful, criticism of that deal as “the worst deal” in history. Recently, however, I’ve become dismayed

By | 2017-07-28T15:17:01+00:00 July 24th, 2017|

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 | 2017-07-26T14:42:12+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 | 2017-07-24T21:49:55+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 | 2017-07-24T21:50:52+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 | 2017-07-24T21:51:57+00:00 June 29th, 2017|