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.

A Nation of Laws, Not Regulations—Or Regulators

For several months, the American people have been inundated with a total media freakout about the Trump Administration’s consistent violation of sacrosanct “processes.” Whether it be President Trump’s endless tweets; his unwillingness fully to cooperate with the special counsel’s investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia; or Trump’s recent spate

By | 2018-06-14T00:15:01+00:00 June 14th, 2018|

Trump’s Manful North Korea Policy

The Trump-Kim Jong-un summit should not be seen as a “victory” for either party. However, the meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un sets the proverbial stage for more fruitful forthcoming talks between the two leaders (remember: the Cold War did not end after one meeting between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev—it’s about building

By | 2018-06-11T19:48:51+00:00 June 11th, 2018|

Peace in Our Time? The Trump-Putin Summit

The Wall Street Journal reports that the White House is working toward a summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Trump. In the meeting, expect Trump to share whatever national secrets he hasn’t already divulged to Putin while eating  copious amounts borscht. Maybe Jared Kushner and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov could

By | 2018-06-03T15:31:18+00:00 June 4th, 2018|

Trump’s Iran Decision Is Already Paying Off

The Iran deal has been killed. With it, Iran’s grand designs for regional hegemony are badly wounded. President Trump’s decision last week to withdraw from the deal comes at a time when the Iranian economy is suffering the effects of a decades’ long decline. After the Obama Administration secured its ill-advised executive agreement

By | 2018-05-14T14:58:06+00:00 May 14th, 2018|

American and French Interests Do Not Align in the Middle East

The French came to Washington. They saw, but they did not conquer. America’s relationship with France may be its oldest, but it is certainly not its strongest—and no amount of creepy kisses and awkward hugs between French President Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump could ever change that reality. This is particularly true now

By | 2018-05-03T09:06:09+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|

Obama’s Failed Legacy: Unaffordable Care and Iran’s Nukes

Ronald Reagan famously quipped that the trouble with liberals “is not that they’re ignorant. It's just that they know so much that isn’t so.” Reagan’s words aptly describe former President Barack Obama. Obama was an intelligent, well-educated, articulate man. He could woo crowds with soaring rhetoric and pacify True Conservative™ “intellectuals,” like David

By | 2018-05-01T12:41:59+00:00 May 1st, 2018|