Why the Senate should insist Biden submit his dangerous Iran nuclear deal to a vote

This article appeared in The Washington Post on March 22nd, 2022. Click here to view the original article. John R. Bolton served as national security adviser under President Donald Trump and is the author of “The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir.” Blind faith, laced with willful ignorance, seasoned by arrogance, is not […]

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Biden gives Putin a win with his indefensible decision to deny Ukraine fighter jets

This article appeared in The New York Post on March 14th, 2022. Click here to view the original article. On Friday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said the war with Russia was at a “strategic turning point.” Unfortunately, America and NATO may have missed it. President Joe Biden’s decision to reject transferring Polish MiG fighter jets […]

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Meanwhile, in the Middle East: The Biden administration’s strategy is causing real problems

This article appeared in New York Daily News on March 8th, 2022. Click here to view the original article. Ukraine’s ongoing tragedy is now having dangerous ramifications in the Middle East, fueled by significant Biden administration policy failures. The United Arab Emirates, normally a staunch American ally, abstained recently on a UN Security Council resolution […]

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Thinking strategically about Ukraine

This article appeared in The Hill on March 3rd, 2022. Click here to view the original article. Just days into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Europeans and Biden administration supporters are already urging that we begin finding “off ramps” for Russian President Vladimir Putin. These sources counsel “moderating” the West’s current efforts to avoid “backing Putin into a corner.” Some focus […]

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Entente Multiplies the Threat From Russia and China

This article appeared in The Wall Street Journal on February 15th, 2022. Click here to view the original article. It’s been more than 75 years since the U.S. last faced an axis of strategic threats. Fortunately, that axis proved dysfunctional. Had it been otherwise, Japan and Germany would have systematically attacked the Soviet Union, not […]

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John Bolton on the lessons to be drawn from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

This article appeared in The Economist on February 28th, 2022. Click here to view the original article. The West must not lapse back into complacency about potential aggressors, says a former US national security adviser  JUST DAYS into what might be a protracted Russia-Ukraine war, politicians and pundits are already drawing sweeping conclusions. For some, […]

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Broken Biden sank the West’s efforts to stop Putin invading Ukraine

This article appeared in The Daily Telegraph on February 28th, 2022. Click here to view the original article. President Joe Biden has explained why he failed to stop Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. He admitted that he had no idea what he was doing.  For months, Nato members and other governments thought they were working to […]

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Gradual Sanctions Against Russia are a Loser

This article appeared in The New York Post on February 27th, 2022. Click here to view the original article. The Biden Administration has been explicit that it is pursuing a strategy of “graduated escalation” in imposing sanctions against Russia for invading Ukraine. This approach is virtually certain to be less effective in imposing economic hardship […]

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The battle for the soul of the Republican Party has just begun 

This article appeared in The Daily Telegraph on February 11th, 2022. Click here to view the original article. ‘President Trump is wrong.” With these words last Friday, former vice president Mike Pence drew an unambiguous red line in the fight for the Republican Party’s future. Although the battle began well before January 6 last year, when Pence […]

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Putin’s effort to split NATO may depend on Germany

This article appeared in The Hill on February 1st, 2022. Click here to view the original article. Make no mistake, Russia’s fundamental strategic objective in coercing Ukraine is to undermine NATO. In Russian President Vladimir Putin’s mind, a weaker NATO directly correlates with a stronger Russia. Long-festering policy differences within the alliance, self-inflicted vulnerabilities to external […]

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