Did John Bolton Transform U.S. Foreign Policy or Enable Trump’s Transgressions?
The controversial former national security advisor left his mark in Washington—especially on nuclear arms deals and Iran.
John Bolton Can Stomach Kim Jong Un’s North Korea, but Not Iran
The real revelation of the former national security advisor’s memoir is that he placed Israeli and Saudi interests ahead of America’s—by successfully undermining any U.S. diplomatic efforts with Iran.
Forget the Book. Bolton’s Legacy Is a Nuclear Arms Race.
Why Bolton will be one of the most negative influences on U.S. security policy for decades to come.
Bolton’s Book Is a Terrifying Warning About What Trump Could Still Do
Geopolitical ignorance is no longer funny when it impacts U.S. national security.
Beyond Ukraine Scandal, Bolton Says Trump Sought China’s Help for Reelection
The incident that led to the president’s impeachment was only part of a larger pattern, former national security advisor writes.
The Journey of John Bolton: From Right-Wing Zealot to Rock of the Republic
Trump’s former national security advisor could be a key to proving the impeachment case against the president.
Robert O’Brien Is the Anti-Bolton
The quiet successor to Trump’s fiery former national security advisor couldn’t be more different. And he wants to stay that way, aides say.
Bolton Slams Trump’s North Korea Policy
Trump’s former national security advisor argues Pyongyang won’t give up its nukes.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Trump Axes Bolton via Twitter
Another national security advisor departs the White House after losing a series of policy battles.
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.
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.
Why Trump Decided Not to Attack Iran
Officials say the president is looking for a peaceful solution to the crisis.