September 11, 2019

Bolton departure removes foreign policy irritant for Trump, strengthens Pompeo

Featuring Carrie Cordero, and ​Neil Bhatiya

Source: The Straits Times

Journalist Nirmal Ghosh

The abrupt firing or resignation on Tuesday (Sept 10) - depending on who you believe - of the United States' famously mustachioed and notoriously hawkish National Security Adviser John Bolton, came as a shock but not necessarily a surprise.

In the short term, fears of edging into a new war overseas - as remains a worry in the case of Iran - may be temporarily eased somewhat by Mr Bolton's departure.

Read the full story and more in The Straits Times.

Authors

  • Carrie Cordero

    Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow

    Carrie Cordero is the Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow and General Counsel at the Center for a New American Security. She is also an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown Univer...

  • ​Neil Bhatiya

    Associate Fellow, Energy, Economics, and Security Program

    Neil Bhatiya is the Associate Fellow for the Energy, Economics, and Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. His work focuses on how the United States uses ...