BRANDON J. WEICHERT | THE WEICHERT REPORT In 2017, I gave a lecture at the Institute of World Politics about … More
Tag: Natural Gas
U.S. Natural Gas Will Not Supplant Russian Natural Gas Sales to Europe
“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.”
Trump Gives Merkel Some Tough Love
“Going back to the 1990s, French and German policymakers have sought to create a world where there were many powers to rein in America’s perceived ‘hyperpuissance.’ Well, they have may have finally succeeded in crafting that multipolar world.”
The Cost of Doing Nothing About Venezuela
“The solution is to organize a massive regional response to the Venezuelan crisis. Countries like Colombia, Peru, and Brazil are all interested in mitigating Venezuela’s collapse. The Trump Administration must head a regional coalition that would aim to ameliorate the suffering of the Venezuelan people, while putting pressure on the regime in Caracas. Venezuela, more than Syria, is where a limited, American-led humanitarian intervention of regional powers should occur. The longer that the Trump Administration ignores the Venezuelan crisis, the more time America’s enemies have to harden their positions in our part of the world—which could directly threaten the United States.”
No, Germany is Not Our Friend
“All in all, President Trump was completely correct to call out Germany. At the same time that Angela Merkel “leads” the “free world” in a rhetorical crusade against Russia for “hacking” elections everywhere (read, giving that hooligan Donald Trump the Oval Office–which, by the way, Putin did not do that), her government and country sidles up even closer to Moscow. If they can do business with and have peaceful relations with Russia, why can’t we (and the rest of the world)? At the same time that Frau Merkel insists on bashing America’s “weak” response to Russia, it is the United States, Great Britain, and the Baltic states that disproportionately fund NATO. Even as Merkel insists upon greater, more open trade, her government engages in the exact same kind of anti-free trade actions that Trump espouses.”
How War with Iran Strengthens Russia
In this lecture, geopolitical analyst, Brandon J. Weichert, details how the increases in volatility in the global energy market (thanks to greater tensions with Iran) will disproportionately benefit the Russian Federation, which is almost entirely dependent on the price of fossil fuels being high, in order to make Russia strong.
How War with Iran Benefits Russia
“The Islamic Republic of Iran wants nuclear weapons to solidify its growing regional hegemony in the Middle East. Such an event will destabilize the already precarious regional order. The Trump Administration is committed to preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear arms at all costs–even potentially risking war with the Islamic Republic. If conflict with Iran were to erupt, Iran’s long-time strategic partner, the Russian Federation, would disproportionately benefit.”
The Real Russian Threat in 2018
“In The Weichert Report’s forthcoming EBOOK ‘Strategies for Countering the Real Russian Threat In 2018,’ you will be given an in-depth assessment on Russian capabilities and intentions in all four of these threat areas. More importantly, you will see that Russia is far from being a monolithic juggernaut, and that the United States has the means to counter and rollback these Russian threats outside of the military realm.”
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 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.