Brandon J. Weichert is a geopolitical analyst who manages The Weichert Report: World News Done Right. He is also a contributor to The American Spectator and contributing editor at American Greatness . Recently, Brandon has become a contributor to Real Clear Public Affairs and his national security writings have appeared at Real Clear Politics, Real Clear World, Real Clear Defense, and Real Clea ...
Brandon's episode appearances
Episode 201: “Surviving Hurricane Ian while Contemplating Nuclear Armageddon” with Brandon Weichert
This episode took a couple of twisting turns to complete. A few weeks back, I emailed my friend Brandon Weichert, a very smart geopolitical strategist and publisher of the Weichert Report, to ask if he could come on my show to talk about Ukraine, Putin and the possibilities of a nuclear war. He emailed back that “well, perhaps we could do the recording later this week or next weekend because I’ve got a category three hurricane bearing down in my home, presently. It might end up in Tampa, but we might be right in the epicenter”. In the event, the hurricane did land, and it landed right on top of Brandon. “Before the hurricane hits,” shares Brandon, “the night before, I’m watching local news and they’re saying it’s going to strengthen into a category four, but it looks like it’s still going to miss Southwest Florida, it’s going to hit Tampa. So we’ll be ok. Not great, but ok.” “Then I wake up at 7:00 or 8:00 am the next morning and my house is shaking and it’s like […]
Episode 192: “National Security Realities: Threats and Solutions” with Brandon Weichert
From the moment President Joe Biden’s administration took office, the world has grown a more dangerous place, and the pace is accelerating. There’s a long list of national security worries that didn’t used to be of concern to everyday Americans, but now are, or should be. Russia, Ukraine and the prospects of a nuclear war. China’s mounting threat to envelop Taiwan, a world leader and supplier of semiconductors and information technology. Collapsing political stability in the Middle East thanks to the Administration’s blunders that have helped Iran’s quest to obtain nuclear weapons. The mostly unreported Chinese and Russian quest to dominate outer space. The country that controls space controls the world. And, maybe worst of all, the made-in-America war on fossil fuels, which has driven inflation sky high and made us dependent on our enemies for our energy. Triggered by our disastrous cut and run from Afghanistan last year, the world’s bad actors have been emboldened by America’s weakness. Like Thema and Louise, Joe Biden seems determined to drive us off a cliff. Download The Bill Walton Show and Subscribe […]
Episode 181: “A Brave New – and More Dangerous – World” with Brandon Weichert
Since the COVID-19 virus was loosed upon the world, either intentionally or accidentally, from Wuhan, China, the world has been fundamentally changed. The globalist economic and geopolitical fabric has been torn. There is no one single dominant power anymore and the post Cold War, unipolar world system is gone and is not coming back. Russia now is the first to take advantage of what they think is a window of opportunity. The Russian-Ukrainian conflict is but the beginning of many conflicts that will emanate over the next decade. So argues Brandon Weichert, my guest on this episode, publisher of the Weichert Report and author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower. Brandon, who has been called a “brilliant and anxiety inducing scholar,” believes mainstream American analysts have been wrong from the start on the war in Ukraine. “Even if they have gotten some details correct, they are missing the picture: there is no rolling Russian power back in Ukraine and should Russia exhaust itself militarily, there is no guarantee that Putin will not attempt to escalate into […]
Brandon J. Weichert is a geopolitical analyst who manages The Weichert Report: World News Done Right. He is also a contributor to The American Spectator and contributing editor at American Greatness . Recently, Brandon has become a contributor to Real Clear Public Affairs and his national security writings have appeared at Real Clear Politics, Real Clear World, Real Clear Defense, and Real Clear Policy. A recovering Congressional staffer, Brandon holds an M.A. in Statecraft and National Security Affairs from the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C. and is an Associate Member of New College at Oxford University. Brandon lives by Herman Kahn’s mantra that, “I’m against fashionable thinking.” Therefore, his entire life’s work has been predicated on challenging conventional wisdom and assumptions on a variety of matters, notably in national security. He lives with his wife and daughters in Southwest Florida and can be reached via Twitter @WeTheBrandon.