The Rise of Chinese Seapower: Fear, Honor, and Interest

“If the United States is to fulfill its grand strategy, fulfill its objectives in the region, fulfill its commitments to its allies, then in this evermore congested, competitive environment, the United States will have to accept more risk. But not only to accept more risks; but to deliberately take more risks, in order for that risk to match the value that the United States attaches to its objectives in Asia.”

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Space Dominance in Silicon Valley

China is eating America’s lunch in space. I advocate for space dominance in this lecture before a group of investors and defense thinkers in Silicon Valley.

Brandon J. Weichert Will Speak On European Geopolitics to the United States Congress – 26 September 2017

The Polish American Congress has invited me to join a panel of 17 Congressional members on 26 September 2017 to speak on the state of European geopolitics.

Russia’s Threat Is Overhyped – The Seth & Chris Show

I was interviewed by Chris Buskirk of the “Seth & Chris Show” where I discussed my recent research into the Russian (non)-threat and how America is in danger of turning Russia into an actual threat, when it is in reality a potential strategic partner.

Lecture: The True Ambitions of Russian Foreign Policy

Russian Foreign Policy is more than its relations with the West. In my most recent lecture at the Institute of World Politics, I elaborate how Putin views the world and how the United States should handle its relations with Russia (hint: not the way that we’ve been handling them).

EVENT: The True Ambitions of Russian Foreign Policy Today

This lecture will provide a three-dimensional view of Russia, it will contextualize Russian actions over the past decade beyond the headlines, and it will illustrate why U.S. foreign policy toward Russia is misguided (and how to correct the strategic misperceptions).

Where Is Paris In the Moscow-Berlin Axis?

France has an independence streak that cannot be cowed. Anyone who tries to will suffer the consequences. Macron should remember this when seeking to implement Frau Merkel’s economic reforms–as should Putin, when seeking to incorporate France into a new alliance.

Erdogan’s New Empire – Lecture

In my recent lecture for the Koscuzsko Chair Intermarium Series at the Institute of World Politics, I talk about Turkey’s future under President Recep Erdogan and its implications for American foreign policy and the Middle East.