Brandon J. Weichert with some sobering truth about the Global War on Terror.
Writing in Real Clear World, Brandon J. Weichert argues that, “rapidly over the whole of Eurasia as the Americans flee from Afghanistan, are a steel trap. They will ensnare all peoples unfortunate enough to find themselves living within reach of the ideological fangs of these Eurasian autocrats. With the disastrous end of America’s quixotic mission to turn Afghanistan into Arizona, China and Russia are now using Afghanistan as a highway to expand their power beyond their territories—just as these powers did until 600 years ago, when China’s Silk Road was the primary trading route linking Asia with the Middle East and Europe.”
The American collapse in Afghanistan is not an isolated event under President Joe Biden’s leadership. We are in the terminal decline phase of the end of empire, or in America’s case, superpower. What comes next will be horrific for America.
America’s enemies (and allies) have long assumed that, because we’re the lone Superpower, we were governed by evil geniuses. They are now realizing, in fact, we are government by idiots. While it’s nice to be loved it’s good to be feared. Nothing good comes from being deemed big and dumb…which China, Russia, Iran, and our other rivals now do, thanks to the horrible debacle in Afghanistan.
If America cannot defeat Taliban, al Qaeda, or other insurgents in its “Small Wars” how can it expect to win far scarier adversaries in the next “Big War”?
needed to end this thing in Afghanistan…but we need to do it smartly, not wildly screaming for the exits, hoping that Beijing, Moscow, Islamabad, and New Delhi can keep everything together. They can’t–and won’t.
Brandon J. Weichert joined Eric Cervone on his podcast, HONEST OFFENSE, to discuss his new book, WINNING SPACE: HOW AMERICA REMAINS A SUPERPOWER (Republic Book Publisher).
Iran has elected its most hard-line president in decades. The Biden Administration wants to hand the region over to a nuclear-arming Iran. This will not mitigate regional war. It will inspire it.
In Brandon J. Weichert’s recent op-ed for The Asia Times, he outlines the critical failures of the Biden Administration’s handling of allies…and how these failures are empowering America’s enemies at a critical time.
Geopolitical analyst, Brandon J. Weichert, assesses the importance of the Abraham Accords for real Mideast peace and calls for the Biden Administration build off this agreement rather than scuttle it.