‘The Interview’ Is No Joke


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“What shows is, that when you get a spineless group of people, they can be pressured and intimidated by what may be a completely empty threat over the Internet.” Ambassador Bolton on...

Foreign policy & the 2016 presidential race — Obama’s failures tell us what to avoid


This article originally appeared in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review on December 14, 2014. Click here to view the original article. What role should foreign policy play in the 2016 presidential election campaign? With good reason,...

US facing ISIS and the Taliban


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“I think we need to be very clear-eyed about this. As long as President Obama is in office, he is going to pursue his view that this is a law enforcement matter, it’s not a...

White House strategy against ISIS failing?



“This is a prescription for failure– ISIS blasted out of Syria into Iraq four or five months ago. They routed the Iraqi military that we trained and armed and had so much faith in. “What...

Why EU’s problems should matter to Americans



Important American interests are at stake in what may seem, from a distance, arcane disputes within and among members of the European Union. Nonetheless, European debates over issues such as the common currency, immigration and economic regulations all reflect fundamental disputes over the EU’s ultimate purpose.


Ambassador John Bolton, a diplomat and a lawyer, has spent many years in public service. He served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in 2005-2006. He was Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security from 2001 to 2005. In the Reagan Administration, he was an Assistant Attorney General.