South Korea Can Play a Vital Role in the Indo-Pacific 

September 28, 2022

Taiwan may be Asia’s most imminent flashpoint, but the threats facing South Korea are no less perilous. North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic-missile programs continue advancing amid constant rumors of another nuclear test, which would be North Korea’s seventh. Particularly significant for South Korea’s emerging strategy in response is the growing realization that threats across the […]

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 As China targets the South Pacific, the U.S. urgently needs to push back 

September 13, 2022

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.”  Few areas of the world seem more distant from the United States than the island states of the South Pacific. World War II reminiscences have faded, and the words […]

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Hard questions for King Charles III 

September 12, 2022

This article was first published in The Hill on September 12th, 2022. Click Here to read the original article. As the reality of Queen Elizabeth II’s passing sinks in, and international mourning continues, Britain’s unmatched flair for dignified pageantry is affirming the continuity and stability of the nation and its sovereignty. Notwithstanding the ceremony, however, […]

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American presidents can only dream of what the Queen accomplished 

September 09, 2022

This article first appeared in The Telegraph on September 9th, 2022. Click Here to read the original article. Queen Elizabeth’s seventy-year reign makes her the only British monarch almost all American citizens (not to mention the entire world) have ever known. For audiences over here, the coming memorials will rival the distantly remembered ceremonies for […]

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Liz Truss May Be Just the Prime Minister America Needs 

September 06, 2022

When there’s a leadership vacuum in Washington, a resolute Britain is crucial to Western interests. Frissons of disapproval shook the State Department last year when British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss first met Secretary of State Antony Blinken. She was “blunt” and “assertive” and took “maximalist positions,” anonymous U.S. sources asserted. The horror: a British official as plainspoken as […]

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Addressing the Mar-a-Lago affidavit challenge

August 22, 2022

This article first appeared in the Washington Examiner on August 22nd, 2022. Click Here to read the original article The Justice Department’s decision to execute a search warrant of Mar a Lago has ignited a two-front war, legal and political. Legally, a Federal magistrate authorized a search based on an FBI affidavit that there was […]

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Putin’s resolve hasn’t collapsed. He may be planning his most outrageous gambit yet

August 15, 2022

Be prepared for Russia to halt hostilities and exploit European weakness in a brazen attempt to secure many of its objectives  Russia’s failure to capture Kyiv shortly after its February 24 invasion, kill or overthrow Volodymyr Zelensky, and seize all of Ukraine, will be a landmark case study for future political and military strategists. So will Russia’s […]

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 Iran is stuck in Biden’s blind spot 

August 15, 2022

This article first appeared in the Washington Post, on August 15th 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.”  It has been somewhat surreal over the past few days, […]

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What We Can Learn from Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit 

August 08, 2022

China’s near-term response to House speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan may not yet be concluded, but its main outlines are clear: significant increases in “wolf-warrior diplomacy” rhetoric; significant military exercises in and around Taiwan’s territorial waters; and suspension or cancellation of several channels of Sino–U.S. diplomatic discourse. More might be coming, but what Beijing has done so […]

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Joe Biden’s Foreign Policy Boils Down To One Word: Weakness

August 01, 2022

This article first appeared in 19 Forty-Five. Click Here to see the original article. The wrong countries, notably Russia and China, are learning dangerous lessons about President Biden’s lack of international political resolve. Both substantively and in diplomatic tradecraft, his Administration is hesitant, submissive, and erratic. On issues as diverse as prisoner swaps with Moscow, American re-entry into […]

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