World of Difference

Kaplan, Lawrence F.
March 2004
New Republic;3/29/2004, Vol. 230 Issue 11, p20
This article profiles John Bolton, Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. Iran's Foreign Ministry has called Bolton" rude" and" undiplomatic." Before long, he had engineered America's withdrawal from the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty, established a harder line against North Korea and Iran, scuttled a draft protocol on enforcing the Biological Weapons Convention, waged a successful campaign to oust the chief of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, and set the stage for America's abandonment of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The secret to Bolton's record is that, in a foreign policy team divided roughly between ideologues with no managerial skills and managerial types with no ideas, Bolton is that rare commodity: an operator and an ideologue. At one point last year, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Beth Jones went so far as to organize a mini-revolt against Bolton, penning a memo to Colin Powell, co-signed by the assistant secretaries from every regional bureau, which complained that Bolton's campaign for bilateral agreements exempting Americans from prosecution by the ICC had been a failure and should be abandoned.


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