Posts tagged as John Bolton

Trump ousts hawkish Bolton, dissenter on foreign policy

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

President Donald Trump on Tuesday abruptly forced out John Bolton, his hawkish national security adviser with whom he had strong disagreements on Iran, Afghanistan and a cascade of other global challenges. The sudden shake-up marked the latest departure of a prominent voice of dissent from the president’s inner circle, as Trump has grown less accepting of advice contrary to his instincts. It also comes at a trying moment for Trump…

US relationship with international court crashes under Trump

By Matthew Lee on Tuesday, September 11, 2018

America’s long-running reluctant relationship with the International Criminal Court came to a crashing halt on Monday as decades of U.S. suspicions about the tribunal and its global jurisdiction spilled into open hostility, amid threats of sanctions if it investigates U.S. troops in Afghanistan. National security adviser John Bolton denounced the legitimacy of The Hague-based court, which was created in 2002 to prosecute war crimes and crimes of humanity and genocide…

Baltic foreign ministers to meet with U.S. national security advisor

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The foreign ministers of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are to depart for a visit to the United States this week, and their visit will include a meeting with National Security Advisor John Bolton. “Foreign Minister Sven Mikser and his Baltic colleagues are to meet with National Security Advisor John Bolton this week in Washington,” a press officer for the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs told BNS on Monday. “On Thursday…

Trump replaces H.R. McMaster as national security adviser with John Bolton

Friday, March 23, 2018

National security adviser H.R. McMaster has resigned and will be replaced by former US ambassador and Fox News analyst John Bolton, President Donald Trump announced in a tweet on Thursday. “I pleased to announce that, effective 4/9/18, @AmbJohnBolton will be my new National Security Advisor. I am very thankful for the service of General H.R. McMaster who has done an outstanding job & will always remain my friend. There will…