Incidentally, O'Sullivan dismisses newspaper reports suggesting that John Bolton's departure from the State Department is proof that neo-cons are out of favour:
To begin with, Bolton is not a neo-conservative at all. He is an "assertive
nationalist". He was hostile to such developments as the ICC and Kyoto and he
fought battles with the Europeans over them precisely because he thought them
damaging to US interests. His point of view is still strongly represented in
the administration...
Bolton's tenure shouldn't be written off as a failure either:
Sure, he failed to disarm Iran and North Korea. But that failure is shared with several previous administrations and all our major allies.What Bolton did achieve, however, is truly remarkable. He devised a practical way of halting the supply of weapons of mass destruction to terrorist groups and rogue states namely, the Proliferation Security Initiative that the international community has now signed

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