Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicJohn Bolton

Topic: John Bolton

Trump firing Esper, Mattis, Bolton and Tillerson has meant a reboot for India too

‘Trump terminations’ have meant a reboot in New Delhi as top Indian ministers, officials had developed a rapport with those who were shown the door.

Trump is bringing the Iran nuclear deal back to life

Although head-snapping reversals in Trump’s foreign policy are the norm, even for him this is a landmark and could foreshadow more stunning changes if he returns for a second term.

‘He’ll be okay’ — An unsympathetic Trump said about Modi after Iran oil sanctions

In The Room Where It Happened, former US National Security Advisor John Bolton writes about how an ‘inconsistent’ Trump and ‘wobbly’ Pompeo dealt with Iran oil sanctions.

India-Pakistan Balakot tensions were never really a crisis ‘in substance’: Ex-US NSA Bolton

John Bolton’s memoir ‘The Room Where It Happened’, which releases Tuesday, recounts incidents of 26 February 2019, when President Trump was in Vietnam to meet Kim Jong-un.

Trump put re-election ahead of national security, says former NSA John Bolton

Former national security adviser John Bolton is on a media blitz to promote his tell-all book, one of the most damaging accounts yet of Trump’s White House.

Trump was eager to help autocrats by interfering in US courts, reveals John Bolton book

The details offer new evidence of Trump’s apparent willingness to use his personal political heft to curry favours with leaders leaders from Turkey to China.

Trump sought help of China’s Xi to win 2020 re-election, former NSA Bolton writes in book

Trump pleaded with Chinese President Xi last year to help him win re-election by buying more US farm products, former NSA John Bolton has written.

US sues to block the ‘book Trump doesn’t want you to read’, written by former NSA Bolton

John Bolton’s book joins a list of more than 20 written by former administration officials or others attempting to tell the inside story of Trump’s White House.

Boris’ Brexit woes as Bush-era Bolton gets the boot in the US

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

Sardesai on Shah’s rise, P Philipose on ‘civic death’ after Assam NRC, Ayoob on Bolton exit

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

Defence

Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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