LECTURE: Does Europe Need Nukes? 25 September 2017

On 25 September 2017, Brandon J. Weichert will address the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C. over whether or not European countries, such as Germany and Poland, should develop nuclear arms.

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What Is NATO Good For Today?

From the article: “From the Balkans to Afghanistan; from Georgia to Ukraine, does anyone seriously buy into the notion that deterrence in Europe is still a thing? Really? In each case, the decisive factor was the presence of American forces (or the lack thereof).”

Trump Will Need to Combat Russia’s Coming Test of His Leadership With Time & Resolve

The U.S. does not have the force posture capable of resisting a Russian invasion of eastern Ukraine. Putin knows this. As such, he will test President Trump early in his administration. Trump will likely make a deal with Putin in the near-term for concessions here. But, I suspect, once President Trump completes his military expansion and force modernization, he will begin fully resisting Russian aggression. Time and resolve, therefore, is the best answer to Russian revanchism.

PODCAST–Upcoming Elections In 2017

Following the history-making results of the 2016 Presidential Election in the United States, I now extrapolate from the global trends that brought on Mr. Trump’s victory, the rise of the AfD Party in Germany, and the recent Brexit vote to conclude that in the upcoming elections of France, Germany, Slovenia, Iran, Serbia, Mongolia, and Hungary there are changes afoot that indicate a further negative reaction to Globalization.