"Published on Sep 22, 2019 by The Duran

The Duran Quick Take: Episode 311.

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss President Trump's replacement to John Bolton as the new national security adviser, Robert C. O’Brien, the State Department’s special presidential envoy for hostage affairs.

A relatively unknown government official, O’Brien spent time in mid-level State Department positions and acting as a negotiator in international arbitration cases.

O’Brien is a hawk and could also be considered a lower level neocon...but he may serve Trump well as a trusted 'yes' man. However there is the danger that O’Brien may morph into a "Bolton Lite" like figure."