"Staying silent will only lead observers to infer that you care more about book royalties than, you know, who should be the president of the United States," Daniel W. Drezner wrote.
The art-of-the-deal president might finally have a national security advisor who'll enforce his preferences instead of undermining them.
H.R. McMaster Sr. died at a nursing home in Philadelphia last week.
The U.S. and its allies have "failed to impose sufficient costs" on Russia in response to repeated attacks, says Trump's top security official.
Kushner's approach was reportedly particularly concerning regarding his close relationship with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
More than 20 people died in a week of protests in Iran, and Moscow's support for the regime's "nefarious designs" is a problem, the White House's top security adviser said.
The president says Iran is has "multiple violations of the agreement," but those around him don't seem to agree.
Trump's first year in the White House has been marred by persistent leaks at virtually every government level.
Steve Bannon's position in Donald Trump's White House is coming under increasing threat, according to reports.
Mike Cernovich claimed Trump's national security adviser drinks two bottles of red wine with his meals.
McMaster is joining the White House staff with views on Russia, counterterrorism, strengthening the military and other major security issues that diverge not only from those of the Trump loyalists, but also from those the president himself has expressed.
His views are incompatible with Trump's "bombing the shit out of them."
He also named retired U.S. Army General Keith Kellogg, who had been serving as acting national security adviser, as chief of staff to the National Security Council.