Standoffs With Iran Test Trump’s Resolve to Use Military Force

WASHINGTON — By the time President Trump met with congressional leaders on the afternoon of June…

North Korean Envoy Hails Bolton’s Ouster and Trump’s Talk of a New Approach

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea’s new envoy to nuclear talks with the United States on…

Robert O’Brien ‘Looks the Part,’ but Has Spent Little Time Playing It

WASHINGTON — Even his many critics conceded that the former national security adviser John R. Bolton…

Trump Names Robert O’Brien, Hostage Mediator, as National Security Adviser

LOS ANGELES — President Trump selected Robert C. O’Brien, the State Department’s chief hostage negotiator, to…

Trump Names 5 Finalists to Replace Bolton as National Security Adviser

PORTOLA VALLEY, Calif. — President Trump on Tuesday named five candidates he was considering for national…

For Mike Pompeo, a Moment of Singular Influence

WASHINGTON — It took about five minutes after John R. Bolton’s unceremonious fall from grace this…

Trump Wants Big Diplomatic Wins. Here Are the Odds.

WASHINGTON — John R. Bolton has left the Situation Room, and President Trump is left at…

Bolton Ouster Underscores a G.O.P. Divided on Foreign Policy

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s abrupt ouster of John Bolton, his hawkish national security adviser, has reignited…

‘Trump Unplugged’: A President as His Own National Security Adviser

WASHINGTON — On one foreign policy issue after another, John R. Bolton was the in-house skeptic…

Who Could Replace John Bolton?

President Trump on Tuesday announced the departure of John R. Bolton as his national security adviser,…

Five Policy Clashes Between John Bolton and President Trump

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Tuesday fired his third national security adviser, John R. Bolton, as…

5 Policy Disagreements Between Trump and Bolton

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Tuesday fired his third national security adviser, John R. Bolton, as…

Trump Fires John Bolton as National Security Adviser

WASHINGTON — President Trump fired John R. Bolton, his third national security adviser, on Tuesday amid…

Iranian Tanker Seen Near Syria ‘Unloaded Its Cargo,’ Tehran Says

BEIRUT, Lebanon — An Iranian tanker that Western nations sought to bar from delivering its oil…

How Trump’s Plan to Secretly Meet With the Taliban Came Together, and Fell Apart

WASHINGTON — On the Friday before Labor Day, President Trump gathered top advisers in the Situation…