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Naive Biden is taking a huge risk going face to face with Putin

The US President’s incoherent strategy makes the forthcoming summit a worrying one for the West This article appeared in The Telegraph on June 13, 2021. Click here to view the original article. By John Bolton June 13, 2021 Joe Biden’s first summit with Vladimir Putin this week comes relatively early in his new administration, so […]

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Why we might be closer to war than we think.

By Dr. David Wurmser June 14, 2021 Over the last week, there have been increasing signs that Hamas may be preparing to re-initiate hostilities, starting along the border at a trickle, and then more as they go along. These threats should be taken seriously since the underlying tectonic forces that in part led to the […]

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Criticizing and sanctioning Lukashenko is no substitute for an actual strategy on Belarus

This article appeared in The Washington Post on May 30, 2021. Click here to view the original article. By John Bolton May 30, 2021 The United States and the European Union made a strategic mistake last summer by mishandling the unprecedented protests against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko’s autocratic regime. Now, after Lukashenko’s commission of air […]

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Until Hamas is confronted as a military force, it will go on stirring up violence in the Middle East

Israel cannot hope to deter this terrorist organization by negotiation alone This article appeared in The Telegraph on May 17, 2021. Click here to view the original article. By John Bolton May 17, 2021 Middle Eastern armed conflicts involving Israel inevitably produce outpourings of cliches and muddled thinking: “cycle of violence,” “call on both sides […]

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How Biden Can Turn the Tables on Putin

He aggresses in a gray zone between NATO and Russia, so let’s remove it This article appeared in The National Review on May 13, 2021. Click here to view the original article. By John Bolton May 13, 2021 The Biden administration billed Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s May 6 visit to Kyiv as showing support […]

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Anatomy of an intentional escalation: Israel’s Approaching Hot Summer

By Dr. David Wurmser May 12, 2021 Sadly, there seems to be an escalatory effort underway within Israel, in the administered territories in Judea and Samaria, along Israel’s northern and Gaza borders, and even globally which could lead to great tension, even war, in the coming months. This is not a mutually reinforcing cycle of […]

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The Zarif tape shows why Biden should abandon reviving the Iran nuclear deal

This article appeared in The Washington Post on May 3, 2021. Click here to view the original article. By John Bolton May 3, 2021 A recording of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif that leaked last week remains unverified, but his apology on Sunday and a key Iranian official’s dismissal provide confidence in its accuracy. […]

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What does Biden’s Armenia statement mean for the region?

This article appeared in The Washington Examiner on April 26, 2021. Click here to view the original article. By John Bolton April 26, 2021 Despite the headlines, President Joe Biden is not the first United States president to declare that the Ottoman Empire’s mass killings of Armenians, beginning on April 24, 1915, constitute genocide. President […]

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‘Bring the Troops Home’ Is a Dream, Not a Strategy

A full withdrawal from Afghanistan is a costly blunder and failure of leadership. This article appeared in Foreign Policy on April 19, 2021. Click here to view the original article. By John Bolton April 19, 2021 U.S. President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw the United States’ remaining military forces from Afghanistan rests far more on […]

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Shehrazad’s Twilight

By Dr. David Wurmser April 26, 2021 It has been a month since Nowruz, the Persian holiday marking the beginning of Farvardin and turn of the new year, which this year is 1400. This was a welcome turnover for the Iranian regime. 1399 was a miserable year. Iran suffered not only a divinely inflicted plague […]

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