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John Bolton’s ICC Attack Is Just a Brick in Trump’s Fortress America Policy
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John Bolton’s ICC Attack Is Just a Brick in Trump’s Fortress America Policy

Following national security adviser John Bolton's speech attacking the International Criminal Court (ICC), Michael Fuchs explains why advancing commitments to international law should be a key part of U.S. foreign policy.

US national security adviser John Bolton’s speech attacking the International Criminal Court (ICC) was another brick in the wall of the Fortress America foreign policy that the Trump administration is trying to build.

Politicians and pundits scratched their heads as Bolton gave his first major speech in his current job not on the challenge of a rising China, aggression by Russia, terrorism or the humanitarian catastrophe in Syria, but instead on an international legal body to which the US is not even a party.

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Authors

Michael Fuchs

Senior Fellow