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Former U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington on Sept. 30.

Bolton Slams Trump’s North Korea Policy 

Trump’s former national security advisor argues Pyongyang won’t give up its nukes.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani speaks at parliament in Tehran on Sept. 3.

For Many Iranians, Staying In the Nuclear Deal No Longer Makes Sense

Talks have little appeal because Tehran is convinced that Trump can’t be trusted to negotiate in good faith. And there isn’t much political support for observing what’s left of the deal while Washington wages economic war.

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The White House’s Revolving Door

Part 2 in our look at the Trump appointees who got the ax—and who resigned in the nick of time.

Robert O'Brien, the special envoy sent by U.S. President Donald Trump, arrives at the courthouse during the third day of the A$AP Rocky assault trial at the Stockholm city courthouse on Aug. 2.

Trump Picks Low-Key Operative as National Security Advisor 

The choice of Robert O’Brien to replace John Bolton reinforces Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s power in the Trump administration. 

Ballot boxes lie ready at a voting committee center in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Sept. 11, ahead of the Israeli legislative election set to take place on Sept. 17.

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Netanyahu is going after the West Bank ahead of Tuesday’s election, Bolton is out as U.S. national security advisor, and the unraveling of Taliban peace talks.

Then-U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton departs the White House on April 26.

Bolton Leaves the National Security Council in Ruins

The former Trump advisor helped trash the institution—but the process began long before he was hired.

U.S. President Donald Trump’s former national security advisors Michael Flynn, H.R. McMaster, and John Bolton.

Bolton Only Made It 520 Days as National Security Advisor

This chart shows how that compares to the last 30 years of U.S. presidential security aides.

U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton listens to President Donald Trump in the Oval Office at the White House on Aug. 20.

Trump Axes Bolton via Twitter

Another national security advisor departs the White House after losing a series of policy battles.

U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton attends a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington on April 2.

Trump’s National Security Advisor to Visit Belarus

The highest-level trip this century will likely anger the Kremlin, even as the U.S. president tries to bring Russia back into the G-7.

U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton listens to U.S. President Donald Trump talk to reporters during a cabinet meeting of on February 12.

Trump’s National Security Council Is Replicating Reagan’s Chaos

If John Bolton isn’t careful, he could go the way of William Clark, whose hawkish policies sowed White House discord.

U.S. President Donald Trump (from left), Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and National Security Advisor John Bolton attend a bilateral meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House on June 20.

Why Trump Decided Not to Attack Iran

Officials say the president is looking for a peaceful solution to the crisis.

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