Posts Tagged: John Bolton
The Pentagon may be burned by the war on terror, but it's obsessively preparing for a high-intensity conflict with China or Russia.
The only upside to Bolton's dangerous aggression toward Iran is that it may put him too far out in front of Trump.
With Trump and Bolton at the helm, the international arms control regime is effectively dead. But could that spark a new movement for disarmament?
Bolton's broadsides against Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela hint at ambitions for much more dangerous geopolitical conflict — and nothing short of a new Cold War.
He's failed to deliver his promised withdrawals from Afghanistan and Syria, vetoed an order to get out of Yemen, and expanded the U.S. bombing of Somalia, all while eyeing Iran.
There are no upsides to the recent designation of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organization — unless you're trying to provoke a war.
Despite the failed summit, relations between the U.S. and North Korea are much better than they were 18 months ago.
Before Venezuela devolves into civil war, the U.S. should lift the sanctions, take the military option off the table, and get behind a negotiated, nonviolent solution.
It's unpopular at home and abroad, and regional politics don't favor it. But we should take neocons like Bolton at their word.
Do we think people who armed death squads and started wars really want to “bring democracy” to Venezuela?