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.

Our Politics Now: Up vs. Down, Not Left vs. Right

If you were to view the evolution of politics in the West in traditional left versus right terms, you undoubtedly would see the political preferences of most people have shifted leftward. Just look at how most Americans view federal spending: total government spending (federal, state, and local) accounts for 37.7 percent of the

By | 2018-12-26T15:25:26-07:00 December 26th, 2018|

Trump Is Right About Syria (and Turkey)

The United States is no longer the sole superpower in the world. Of course, it is the most dominant force on the planet, but that dominance—relative to the capabilities of other countries—has declined. Revanchist states, such as Russia, China, or Iran—even “friendly” states that have become disenchanted by the West, such as Turkey—are

By | 2018-12-21T21:11:05-07:00 December 21st, 2018|

Seriously, Just Order the Pentagon to Build the Wall

The estimated price tag on President Trump’s “big, beautiful” southern border wall is $25 billion—a paltry sum compared with the ways government otherwise fritters away taxpayers’ dollars. Yet a government shutdown looms—and Democrats can’t have that. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) paid a visit to

By | 2018-12-15T20:47:07-07:00 December 15th, 2018|

The British Empire Is Dead, Long Live the Empire!

Vladimir Putin, a man who styles himself a Russian nationalist and neo-imperialist, famously lamented the collapse of the Soviet Union as the “greatest geopolitical disaster of the [twentieth] century.” Putin was wrong. It was the collapse of the British Empire that proved disastrous for the world—and particularly for U.S. foreign policy. Before the

By | 2018-12-09T21:50:47-07:00 December 9th, 2018|

Israel and the Sunni Arab States Cannot Resist Iran Alone

The small democratic state of Israel finds itself outnumbered—and potentially outgunned—as the Iranian threat, supported by its Hezbollah terrorist allies, amasses to its north. Recently, though, the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu got itself in an even bigger mess. After allowing for Qatar to transfer $15 million in financial aid and

By | 2018-11-18T23:58:48-07:00 November 19th, 2018|