September 21, 2019

Tactical Voluntarism and Strategic Instability in the United States

On Trump's New National Security Adviser


Roman Kot

The US President's National Security Advisers are part of a narrow circle of people close to the President and at different times have played a different role in determining Washington's foreign policy, in some cases having influence on this sphere comparable to that of the Secretary of State.

This is especially important at the present moment, as despite all the institutional constraints on foreign policy, Donald Trump's cadence has demonstrated a drift toward almost single decision-making by the US President. In view of this, the dismissal from post of the United States National Security Advisor John Bolton on September 10, 2019, will probably lead to revising a number of important issues in US foreign policy.

The article is available in Ukrainian