US National Security Adviser John Bolton, seen at the White House in Washington, on March 29, 2019. His predilections were well known but few thought he would become so influential so quickly. Photo: Reuters
Mark J. Valencia
Opinion

Opinion

Mark J. Valencia

How John Bolton became US foreign policy’s ‘devil incarnate’

  • The national security adviser has undermined diplomatic attempts with North Korea, supported regime change in Venezuela and appears to be goading Iran.
  • Bolton’s greatest danger is that he could upset the existing international order

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US National Security Adviser John Bolton, seen at the White House in Washington, on March 29, 2019. His predilections were well known but few thought he would become so influential so quickly. Photo: Reuters
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Worshippers burn a home-made US flag during a rally after Friday prayer in Tehran, Iran. Photo: AP
SCMP Editorial
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World needs a secure Middle East, not Trump destabilising Iran

  • The US president has driven the Tehran nuclear deal to the brink of collapse and deployed a battle group to the region, spreading uncertainty to China and the global economy

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Worshippers burn a home-made US flag during a rally after Friday prayer in Tehran, Iran. Photo: AP
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