Putin challenging U.S. for dominance in Middle East?


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“The idea we’d accept a Russian airbase near the northern border of Israel violates close to 70 years of bipartisan American policy to minimize Russia’s presence in the region. Even the notion we should to...

Putin not backing down



“Russia understands this is a moment of opportunity for them. They can prop up the Assad regime, help Iran, expand Russian influence all across the Middle East, and challenge the U.S. for dominance in the...

Putin Unleashed



By any objective measure, Russia has made a strategic decision to challenge America for dominance in the Middle East. Despite depressed global oil prices and economic sanctions intended to curb his Ukraine adventurism, Vladimir Putin is pursuing an undisguised effort to expand Moscow’s military power, political heft, and economic influence in a region long under Washington’s sway. Barack Obama has made no effective response, and none seems in prospect. The recent Obama-Putin meeting at the United Nations did not change that underlying reality.

Putin ‘bidding for dominance’ in the Middle East?


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“What Putin is trying to do is strengthen Assad. Assad has many enemies, including the moderate Syrian opposition as well as ISIS and Al Qaeda. I think what they’re doing in these initial two days...

Ambassador John Bolton Endorses Three GOP Candidates


Bolton has endorsed 17 candidates for elected office in 2016 Washington, D.C. – Ambassador John Bolton endorses and contributes to three Republican primary candidates for elected office in 2016. The John Bolton PAC has donated...


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.