John Bolton

America’s New Isolationists Are Endangering the West

Obama’s multilateralism and a growing trend for Republicans to turn their backs on the world pose a grave security threat

Welcome to Obama’s Parallel Universe

Until Republicans convince voters that strong foreign policy is crucial to national security, America’s decline will continue

Obama’s Timidity Risks the World’s Security

The President has eviscerated the US defence budget, and so threatens to deprive America of the means to use decisive force

How to Make Egypt Safe for Democracy

President Obama has made a hash of the crisis in Cairo so far. Rather than demanding early elections, Washington should eschew overblown rhetoric and help pro-Western parties to thwart Islamism

Decision Time for Barack Obama

After his mid-term ‘shellacking’, the President has a choice: Clintonian pragmatism or the ideological purity of the Left

This Isn’t the Time to Go All Wobbly

Neither David Cameron nor Barack Obama is interested in foreign affairs. This bodes ill for what's left of the special relationship

The Post-American Presidency

The euphoria is over. It is time for a serious critique of Barack Obama’s foreign policy

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"