How to confront China on Hong Kong

This article appeared in The Daily News on April 7, 2021. Click here to view the original article. By John Bolton April 7, 2021 The recent conviction of seven prominent advocates of Hong Kong autonomy for participating in peaceful protests is yet another milestone in China’s campaign to bury freedom of speech and conscience. The […]

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Biden must confront North Korea via Beijing

This article appeared in The Washington Examiner on March 29, 2021. Click here to view the original article. By John Bolton March 29, 2021 North Korea’s first ballistic-missiles launches during Joe Biden’s presidency triggered the usual flurry of speculation about Kim Jong Un’s intentions, Biden’s possible responses, and whether to resume Washington-Pyongyang negotiations. But before […]

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Suez Crisis Will Become Unstuck. The Real Security Crisis Will Remain.

Countries and companies should wake up to new political risks to shipping and supply chains. This article appeared on Bloomberg.com on March 29, 2021. Click here to view the original article. By John Bolton March 29, 2021 The Suez Canal Crisis of 2021 is upon us. The canal is closed, and maritime traffic jams extend […]

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Britain’s expanded nuclear arsenal has a vital role to play in reining in China

If mutually acceptable arms-control treaties are suitable for Russia, France, Britain and the US, they are suitable for China This article appeared in The Telegraph on March 22, 2021. Click here to view the original article. By John Bolton March 23, 2021 Boris Johnson’s new national security strategy has generated two major controversies. First, the […]

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What’s at stake in the first big meeting of top Biden administration and Chinese officials

This article appeared in The Washington Post on March 15, 2021. Click here to view the original article. By John Bolton March 15, 2021 On Thursday, the Biden administration will conduct its first high-level meeting with China. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and national security adviser Jake Sullivan will confer with senior Communist Party Politburo member […]

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Biden should stay in Afghanistan

This article appeared in The Washington Examiner on March 1, 2021. Click here to view the original article. By John Bolton
 March 1, 2021 America’s 20-year history in Afghanistan inevitably colors debate about the U.S. interests at stake and what to do there next. Unfortunately, the debate often deteriorates into a war of bumper-sticker slogans: “ending […]

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Military Force Must Remain an Option With North Korea

Trump’s personal diplomacy failed, but Biden can’t go back to the Obama approach. This article appeared in Bloomberg Politics on February 23, 2021. Click here to view the original article. By John Bolton February 23, 2021 President Joe Biden last week made his most extensive foreign-policy remarks since taking office, speaking virtually to a G-7 meeting […]

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Boris Johnson holds the future of the fatally flawed Iran Deal in his hands

This article appeared in The Telegraph on February 18, 2021. Click here to view the original article. By John Bolton February 18, 2021 News that Iran is fabricating uranium metal, reported to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s members on February 10, sent shock waves through national-security circles. Uranium metal’s most common use is forming the hollow […]

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Biden’s bad move in Yemen

This article appeared in The Daily News on February 8, 2020. Click here to view the original article. By John Bolton February 8, 2021 Yemen’s long, bloody “civil war” — which has essentially become a proxy war between Iran and Gulf Arabs — is correctly seen as a humanitarian tragedy. Too many, however, including President […]

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Beijing Won’t Let America ‘Compartmentalize’ Climate Change

Biden officials’ urgency about emissions makes them likely to sacrifice more-important goals. This article appeared in The Wall Street Journal on February 3, 2020. Click here to view the original article. By John Bolton
February 3, 2021 President Biden is eager to make climate change a central issue, and he can expect an intense debate. The trade-offs […]

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