“By insisting that Europe significantly decrease its reliance on cheap Russian natural gas in favor of expensive American energy sources, Washington is exacerbating the political, economic, and social instability already afflicting Europe today.”
Here’s How We Protect Russia’s Next Target
The best path forward, therefore, is diplomacy, stronger trade relations, and a hardened military defense of Eastern “Europe that placed indigenous militaries at the forefront and kept American forces over-the-horizon.”
European Elites Should be Mindful of the “Spirit of 1848”
“While the 1848 revolutionary movements did impart their liberal, socialist, or Communist sensibilities onto the European people in the long-run, all they ended up doing in 1848 was to galvanize the global counter-revolutionary forces against them. This explains why Simms, like many historians, dubbed the 1848 revolutions a “failure.” Yet, their long-term impact was fundamentally to alter the political status quo of Europe forever. In fact, I believe the 1848 revolutions were not “failures,” so much as they were merely incomplete.”
France For All Or France For the French?
With the pending French presidential election on May 7, I argue that the election is about whether France will be “for all” or for the French. I estimate Marine Le Pen, the Right-wing nationalistic-populist, has a 60% chance of winning.
Brandon J. Weichert Will Be Speaking About How Western Sanctions On Russia Are Harming Europe 17 Apr 2017
SAVE THE DATE: 17 April 2017 1600 hours at the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C. I will discuss the harmful impact that sanctions against Russia are having on Europe.
VLOG: Are Western Sanctions Against Russia Speeding Up the European Union’s Decline?
In this video I analyze how Western sanctions have drastically diminished the vital trade linkages between the European Union and Russia
The Trump Doctrine Takes Shape In Eastern Ukraine
The emergence of a Trump Doctrine for U.S. foreign policy is at hand in Eastern Ukraine. It seems predicated on deterring adversaries, reassuring allies, and protecting America through strength. Read more to find out what I mean…
PODCAST–Reassuring Words About A Trump Victory
In this Election Night Podcast, I proffer calming words and soothing advice for those audience members who are involved in investing or those who are members of foreign governments, caught totally unawares by Trump’s apparent victory (you wouldn’t have been surprised, had you listened to The Weichert Report more carefully). Anyway, needless to say, there will be great opportunity in the days ahead. Please listen and share!
The Russian Origins of the Turkish Coup
A former Turkish intelligence official has indicated that the recent failed coup in Turkey was not the work of Gülenists, rather, it was a Russian-backed operation designed to ensure that the corrupt Turkish President Erdogan remains in power and moves Turkey away from the West and into Russia’s camp.
The Islamic State Strikes Germany; European Officials Slow to Respond
On July 19 a Hong Kong family was traveling on a train in southern Germany when they were attacked by a 17 year-old Afghan (of Pashtun origin) wielding an axe, intent on killing them in the name of the Islamic State.