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Trudy Rubin: Trump failing at solo diplomacy

“The U.S. government has a number of highly experienced, deeply talented people, but Trump has said he can do it better alone. That is the bet he has placed.” That …


Iran urges U.S. to ‘put warmongers aside’ after Bolton firing

Iran’s president urged the U.S. on Wednesday to “put warmongers aside” as tensions roil the Persian Gulf amid an escalating crisis between Washington and Tehran in the wake of the …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 8:16 p.m.

Trump ousts hawkish Bolton, dissenter on foreign policy

President Donald Trump has abruptly forced out John Bolton, his hawkish national security adviser.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019, 10:40 p.m.

Bolton sidelined from Afghanistan policy as his standing with Trump falters

As the president’s top aides prepared for a high-stakes meeting on the future of Afghanistan earlier this month, one senior official was not on the original invite list: national security …


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 4:09 p.m.

In UAE, Trump’s adviser warns Iran of ‘very strong response’

President Donald Trump’s national security adviser warned Iran on Wednesday that any attacks in the Persian Gulf will draw a “very strong response” from the U.S., taking a hard-line approach …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 5:54 p.m.

Trump cracks down on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela

The Trump administration is stepping up its crackdown on Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela – three countries that national security adviser John Bolton on Wednesday called the ‘three stooges of socialism’


No olives? Putin pokes fun at U.S. seal amid arms pact dispute

Russian President Vladimir Putin poked fun at the official seal of the United States while hosting U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser Tuesday, saying he wondered if the American …


Marc A. Thiessen: It’s not the job of Cabinet officials to be a ‘check’ on the president

In the wake of President Trump’s decision to appoint John Bolton as his national security adviser and Mike Pompeo as secretary of state, a consistent criticism has emerged: Trump will …


Trump turns to Fox News as he casts staffers for West Wing

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s favorite TV network is increasingly serving as a West Wing casting call, as the president reshapes his administration with camera-ready personalities. Trump’s new national security …


UPDATED: Sun., March 25, 2018, 4:18 p.m.

Trump is staffing – or casting– from Fox

President Donald Trump’s favorite TV network is increasingly serving as a West Wing casting call, as the president reshapes his administration with camera-ready personalities.


Bolton’s appointment comes at sensitive time for China ties

Foreign policy hard-liner John Bolton’s appointment as U.S. national security adviser comes at a particularly sensitive time for relations with Beijing following President Donald Trump’s approval of new tariffs on …


Ex-ambassador Bolton suggests Russian election hacks were ‘false flag’ by Obama administration

John Bolton, a former U.N. ambassador reportedly being considered for deputy secretary of state in the Trump administration, said Sunday that reports of Russian interference in the presidential election may …