Brandon J. Weichert is a former congressional staffer who holds an M.A. in Statecraft and National Security Affairs from the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C. He is a geotechnology analyst and the author of “Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower” (Republic Book Publishers). Weichert’s next book, “The Shadow War: Iran’s Quest for Supremacy” (Republic Book Publishers) is due out Oct. 18, 2022, and his third book, “Biohacked: China’s Race to Control Life” (Encounter Books), is due out in early 2023. His website is The Weichert Report: World News Done Right. He can be followed via Twitter @WeTheBrandon.