Former National Security Adviser to the President of the United States John Bolton believes that the foreign policy of the current head of the White House can be called in one word – weakness.
According to Bolton, Joe Biden lacks political resolve. And this “dangerous lesson” can learn the wrong countries, especially Russia and China. Issues as diverse as a prisoner exchange with Moscow, a return to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, or Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan all tell one thing about the White House: it could collapse under pressure, Bolton said.
The former national security adviser criticized the practice of prisoner exchanges with China and Russia. In his opinion, this is a manifestation of indecision. And this, according to Bolton, will give China determination to stop House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan.
John Bolton also drew attention to the fact that until a recent conversation with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov did not express any particular desire for a conversation with the head of the American foreign policy department.
Moreover, Blinken himself did not call Lavrov for five months in connection with the conflict in Ukraine, “but then he openly discussed the content of the deal – unlike the Russians.” The White House also condemned Russia’s offer to include a former intelligence officer in German custody in the deal, calling it “bad faith,” Bolton writes in an article for 19FortyFive.
Public comments from U.S. officials regarding both prisoner exchange talks and Pelosi’s trip to China John Bolton considers it a sign of weakness and insecuritywhich give an advantage to Russia and China.
It is worth noting that John Bolton has a reputation as a “hawk”, and such that there is nowhere further. Hear him talking about how diplomatic work should be done rather strangely.
It is worth recalling that Donald Trump invited him to the post of national security adviser when he was president. And Trump fired him from this post, expressing dissatisfaction with the way John Bolton did business.