By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The Benghazi scandal could be the final "hinge point" that brings down the Obama administration, former U.N. Ambassador John R. Bolton said.
The American ambassador in Azerbaijan is raising an alarm over the government's closure of a U.S.-funded university dedicated to democracy and human rights in a Central Asian nation widely denounced for crushing political opposition.
Potential U.S. adversaries have been flexing their military muscles of late, taking provocative action that is specifically directed against the United States and our allies. These actions have important strategic significance. In light of our unilateral disarmament, our potential adversaries are clearly testing our resolve and our military readiness to respond, as well as the Obama administration's reaction.
The CEO of Whole Foods Market Inc. compared President Obama's health care law to "fascism" in a radio interview Wednesday, a turnabout from earlier comments in which he compared the signature reforms to socialism.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Clinton has visited more nations and spoken to more foreign populations than any U.S. secretary of state in history. But her critics say she has fallen far short of making much of an impact on several foreign policy challenges facing the United States, not to mention the fate of democracy around the world.
The next U.S. president is likely to face a foreign policy crisis early in his term, with threats looming from the Middle East to North Korea, according to former U.N. Ambassador John R. Bolton, who has served in three U.S. administrations and is now advising Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
The State Department's top security officer is coming under scrutiny for playing a role in creating a special board that is investigating last month's fatal attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
This is the week of Yom Kippur, when Jews reflect on the year just past and look forward to the new one in hopes of being entered in the Book of Life. The shofar (or ram's horn) is a plaintive cry from the heart, marking natural events of birth, death and renewal.
President Obama and other disarmament advocates continue to call for the total elimination of nuclear arms. This week, China's government signaled its intention to move in the opposite direction and expand and speed up its large-scale nuclear buildup.
Washington hasn't learned the hardest lessons from Sept. 11, 2001. Although there is a new skyscraper reaching to the heavens where the World Trade Center once stood, the dust has yet to completely settle from the terrorist attacks on that fateful day 11 years ago.
John R. Bolton is the former U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations. One of America's foremost experts on foreign policy and national-security issues, his long career in public service includes time as undersecretary of state for arms control and international security during the George W. Bush administration, assistant secretary of state for international organization affairs in the George H.W. Bush administration, and assistant attorney general and assistant administrator of USAID during the Reagan administration.
Several conservatives who sat in on closed-door meetings at last week's Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., came away worried by GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's foreign and defense policies.
In a major national-security address on Thursday, former U.N. Ambassador John R. Bolton made the case for the United States as the protector of global peace and stability. "American weakness [is] provocative," he explained, "and we have a very provocative president in the White House."
While speculation in the political world over Mitt Romney's vice presidential choice courses through the summer barbecue circuit, an equally juicy topic is beginning to bubble up among foreign policy analysts: Who might be secretary of state in a Romney administration?
Mitt Romney has assembled a foreign-policy platform rooted in the belief that adversaries such as Russia must be confronted for backsliding on democracy and that Israel must be supported in the face of common threats such as a nuclear-armed Iran.
John Bolton, former undersecretary of state for Arms Control and International Security, said reports of Russian missile defense modernization are troubling.
Mr. Bolton said Mrs. Clinton "deserves a great deal of credit" for removing the Iranian resistance from the U.S. list of terrorist groups and "rectifying a mistake that was made and continued in the past."