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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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We’ve left Afghanistan — but its consequences are just starting to arrive

This article appeared in The Hill on October 10, 2021. Click here to view the original article. By John Bolton October 10, 2021 Washington’s conventional wisdom held in recent years that Americans wanted to “end endless wars” around the world, particularly in Afghanistan. Public-opinion polling repeatedly found at least plurality support for withdrawing U.S. forces […]

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Biden’s Bungling Coming to a Head Over Iran

This article appeared in Newsmax on September 27, 2021. Click here to view the original article. By John Bolton September 27, 2021 President Joe Biden’s failures to protect U.S. national interests, evidenced most recently by his tragic military withdrawal from Afghanistan, are coming to a head over Iran. For decades, Iran, along with North Korea, […]

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Joe Biden’s Afghanistan Withdrawal: What Will History Say?

This article appeared in 1945 on September 7, 2021. Click here to view the original article. By John Bolton September 7, 2021 Debates about America’s exit from Afghanistan, both the underlying withdrawal decision and its execution, will, with good reason, roil U.S. politics for years. Starting now, however, the critical question is: are we more secure […]

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