John R. Bolton has left the Situation Room — and has left a series of gambles behind that President Trump must manage between now and Election Day.

John R. Bolton has left the Situation Room, and President Donald Trump is left at the table with a giant set of chips set on hot spots around the world.

In Trump's view, the clock is ticking: He needs some big victories between now and the election in November 2020. But he also wants to prove that his idiosyncratic approach to foreign policy — as a series of deals rather than a philosophy

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North Korea

Iran

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Afghanistan

China

Middle East

Russia