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Russia Has Bigger Plans Beyond Ukraine And Belarus

This article appeared in 19fortyfive on November 26, 2021. Click here to view the original article. During the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, after learning Nikita Khrushchev had broken his commitment not to deploy nuclear-capable ballistic missiles on the island, John F. Kennedy called Khrushchev a “f*cking liar” and an “immoral gangster.” Hours later, JFK told […]

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Congress must not let Biden bungle nuclear posture review

This article appeared in The Washington Examiner on November 22, 2021. Click here to view the original article. The Biden Administration’s ongoing Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) is extraordinarily consequential.  Unlike previous NPRs, which assessed a bipolar Moscow-Washington contest, the 2021 edition must establish nuclear doctrine to confront Beijing’s rising threat and increasingly dangerous Iranian and […]

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Biden Has a Summit With Xi, but No Strategy for China

Beijing’s arms buildup and menacing of Taiwan make U.S. directionlessness dangerous for the world. This article appeared in The Wall Street Journal on November 17, 2021. Click here to view the original article. America has no China strategy 10 months after President Biden’s inauguration. Monday’s Zoom meeting between Mr. Biden and Xi Jinping only highlighted […]

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Offering Lukashenko a graceful exit could be the best way to stop a Putin land grab in Belarus

Western lassitude is enabling Russia’s possible total reabsorption of the former Soviet republic This article appeared in The Telegraph on November 13, 2021. Click here to view the original article. By John Bolton November 13, 2021 Short attention spans, willful ignorance, wishful thinking, and no strategic planning have preceded international debacles throughout history. That brings […]

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India’s S-400 missile system problem

This article appeared in The Hill on November 10, 2021. Click here to view the original article. By John Bolton November 10, 2021 India’s nearly completed, $5.43 billion purchase of Russian S-400 air-defense systems raises serious obstacles to closer politico-military relations between Washington and New Delhi. It requires rigorous strategic thinking to avoid hampering deeper […]

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How Biden’s Afghan blunder is already endangering U.S. security

This article appeared in The Washington Post on November 2, 2021. Click here to view the original article. By John Bolton November 2, 2021 After overthrowing the Taliban government in Afghanistan in 2001, U.S. and NATO forces stayed in the country primarily to preclude the Taliban from regaining power and again providing sanctuary for terrorists […]

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The Crisis of Materials Supply Chains and Competitiveness

By David Wurmser The current supply chain crisis is largely anchored to faltering transport and port services. We will get over the problems as little more than temporary disruptions caused by various market forces and government missteps. But while this crisis will pass, it is a wake-up call for a much greater and dangerous crisis […]

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Taiwan Must Be Included In Joe Biden’s China Strategy

This article appeared in 1945 on October 25, 2021. Click here to view the original article. By John Bolton October 25, 2021 Last week, the White House yet again corrected President Joe Biden for misstating his own Taiwan policy. The day after saying America had a “commitment” to defend Taiwan against a Chinese attack, thereby reversing the long-standing (and badly […]

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It’ll Take More than American Military Might to Shore Up Taiwan

Team Biden needs a fuller strategy that includes international recognition and new regional alliances. This article appeared in The Wall Street Journal on October 21, 2021. Click here to view the original article. By John Bolton October 21, 2021 China’s threat to Taiwan is real, not hypothetical, as recent incursions into the island’s air-defense zone […]

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Arms Control Is Not an End unto Itself

Instead, the Biden administration must pursue it as a component of a comprehensive national-security strategy to advance American interests. This article appeared in The National Review on October 11, 2021. Click here to view the original article. By John Bolton and Robert Joseph October 11, 2021 The Biden administration has ambitions to re-establish America’s “credibility […]

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