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

March 14, 2022

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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The Reckoning of Western Foreign Policy Elites

March 08, 2022

As yet, it is barely perceptible, but with each day it is becoming more apparent that only a week into a globe-shaping crisis, we are seeing the first signs of a new phase. It is clear that the United States is not whole-heartedly engaged and is lagging far behind its European allies in showing resolve. […]

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

February 28, 2022

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

February 27, 2022

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 

February 11, 2022

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 playing chess in Ukraine and Biden steps in as pawn

January 25, 2022

This article appeared in The New York Post on January 23th, 2022. Click here to view the original article. President Biden’s first press conference in 10 months, on the eve of his inauguration’s anniversary, made news. But not the kind he wanted. Asked about Russia’s possible invasion of Ukraine, NATO’s lack of unity and the […]

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John Bolton’s Guide for Containing Russia and China

December 20, 2021

Drop the virtue signaling on democracy and put some boots on the ground in Ukraine. A Q&A with Trump’s former national security adviser. By Tobin Harshaw This article appeared in Bloomberg on December 18, 2021. Click here to view the original article. Last month, I was in Honduras for its watershed presidential election. (OK, I […]

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

November 15, 2021

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

November 10, 2021

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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