Articles By John Bolton: United Nations and International Organizations

Articles By John Bolton: United Nations and International Organizations

Eric Shawn Reports: The Iran Deal’s details with Amb. John Bolton

This is an opportunity for Senators and House Members, whether they are skeptical of the deal or not, to ask Imano about the famous side agreements with Iran. After all, Imano is the preosn principly response for negotiating these deals and think he ought to be forthcoming.

Mischief at the U.N.

Obama toys with cutting Israel adrift in the Security Council. This op-ed originally appeared in the April 6 edition of The Weekly Standard. Click here to view the original op-ed. Immediately after Israel’s March 17 election, Obama administration officials threatened to allow (or even encourage) the U.N. Security Council…

A U.N. Vote is Irrevelant to the Iran Deal

This op-ed originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal on March 17, 2015. Click here to view the original op-ed. Press reports that President Obama will enlist the U.N. Security Council to bless his imminent nuclear agreement with Iran have unleashed considerable controversy. Many worry council action would bind…

The need for cyberwarfare theories

This op-ed appeared in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review on January 12, 2015. Click here to view the original op-ed. Before last month, most Americans thought very little about cyberwarfare. But when North Korea attacked Sony Pictures for daring to mock its leader Kim Jong-un in the now-famous film “The…

Palestinian diplomatic push imperils Obama’s internationalism

The Palestinian Authority is aggressively seeking to have itself declared a “state” by joining treaties and international organizations, thereby pressuring Israel and the United States to accept outcomes they long ago rejected.

The UN vote on Palestine was a rehearsal

Long-standing Palestinian efforts to use the United Nations to achieve internationally recognized statehood status nearly succeeded early Wednesday. Just after midnight, the Security Council narrowly rejected a Jordanian draft resolution fixing a one-year deadline for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, requiring Israeli withdrawal to pre-1967 lines, and declaring Jerusalem the capital of “Palestine.”

Congress must defund the worst of the United Nations’ institutions

Congress must act to defund U.N. bodies that perform unacceptably — thereby denying them the resources and the legitimacy of American support and putting other U.N. agencies on notice they could face a similar fate.

Obama in Europe — Leadership matters but its absence matters more

Barack Obama’s trip to Europe last week for D-Day’s 70th anniversary provided yet another manifestation of his failed leadership.

The myth of a United Nations

Stalemate over Syria symbolizes self-interest over common cause The U.N. General Assembly’s 68th session will open its annual “general debate” in New York on Tuesday, with leadoff speakers including President Obama and Iranian President Hasan Rouhani. There is every prospect that Mr. Obama and Mr. Rouhani will exchange the…

Treaty by decree

“With the exception of the SALT I agreement, every significant arms control agreement during the past three decades has been transmitted to the Senate pursuant to the Treaty Clause of the Constitution,” veteran senators wrote the president. “We see no reason whatsoever to alter this practice.” These words did…


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.

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