Mission Statement

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At The Weichert Report, Dr. Herman Kahn’s famous motto, “I’m Against Fashionable Thinking!” is our motto.

Dear Readers,

First, The Weichert Report began as a response to what I believed was a dearth of understanding among mainstream geopolitical websites about several topics. Notably, most mainstream publications failed to comprehend the anti-globalization reaction that was sweeping across the planet.

Second, the mainstream publications failed to properly anticipate key trends in technology (such as space and cyberspace).

Third, throughout my studies in national security and statecraft, I became convinced of two things: that American national security, defense, and foreign policies were being woefully mismanaged; they were predicated on institutions and ideas that could be found in the post-World War II period. These institutions did much to protect the United States (or, rather, these institutions gave Washington, D.C. the cover it needed to protect America and the West). However, after the Cold War, these institutions were in dire need of reform. When they were not reformed, merely perpetuated, we have been made less safe and, in fact, we have likely created new animosities with such unreformed institutions.

Fourth, Eurasia–the landmass of Europe and Asia–has been set ablaze. The United States is facing potential threats all along the rim of the Eurasian landmass. From Ukraine, to Syria; from Iran to Afghanistan; from China to North Korea, the United States is facing adversaries hailing from what British geostrategist, Sir Halford Mackinder, famously referred to as the “World-Island.”

I am uniquely plugged in to these places and happily provide rare assessments, based on recent information from on-the-ground sources. As conflict and strife consume greater shares of Eurasia, The Weichert Report will provide you with greater historical and cultural intelligence, so as to give you the one thing American policymakers often lack: context. Through context, you will have situational awareness. And, with situational awareness, you will be able to understand if a threat is truly existential, or if it is simply a passing phenomenon.

Finally, as an unconventional startup in the geopolitical analysis field, we were able to proffer new insights that the more conventional publications were simply unwilling to entertain.

Thus, The Weichert Report has been on the right side of predicting such trends as Brexit, the rise of the AfD Party in Germany, Marine Le Pen’s popularity in France, and, most notably, Donald Trump’s election to the presidency. I hope that you enjoy reading this publication and expanding your perspective on global events, while we expand our site.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Brandon J. Weichert,
Founder & CEO of The Weichert Report


screen-shot-2017-01-20-at-7-29-34-pmBrandon J. Weichert is a former Congressional staffer and the founder of The Weichert Report. His book on national security space policy is set to be released shortly. Brandon holds a B.A. in Political Science from DePaul University and is an Associate Member of New College at Oxford University. Recently, Brandon obtained his M.A. in Statecraft and National Security Affairs with a Specialization in Defense Policy from the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C.

On top of being a contributing editor to the conservative publication, American Greatness, Brandon does speaking engagements, presents papers, and conducts media interviews. He has been featured on BBC World News World Update with Dan Damon, he has been interviewed by The Christian Science Monitor, he has appeared on The Dino Report with Dino Costa, and he has been featured on the Seth & Chris Show offering his expertise as a national security and foreign policy specialist. He has also recently had his academic work published at Orbis: FPRI’s Journal of World Affairs. In fact, the article in question has been listed on the United States Army’s War College Library “Periodical Articles for Current Awareness: June 2017” edition. Recently, Brandon has been named a guest lecturer on Intermarium Studies (the land between the Black and Baltic Seas) for the Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies at the Institute of World Politics.

Please be sure to contact him at theweichertreport@gmail.com for more information.