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Max Boot

Max Boot

Max Boot is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, a regular contributor to Commentary, and the author, most recently, of Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare From Ancient Times to the Present Day (Liveright, 2013).

south korea

South Koreans have cause to be both proud and chagrined now that their recently impeached former president, Park Geun-hye, has been arrested on corruption charges. This...
ISIS

During the campaign, Donald Trump vowed: “We are going to convey my top generals and give them a simple instruction. They will have 30 days...
Russia

With his frequent resort to Twitter to express his unfiltered feelings, President Trump has set a trap for himself. In the past, when presidents chose to...
rex tillerson

Rex Tillerson stumbled on his first swing through Asia as secretary of state by not taking a traveling press corps with him. For some reason,...
Trump budget

In unveiling President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget, Mick Mulvaney, head of the Office of Management and Budget said: “It is not a soft-power budget....
russian revolution

One hundred years ago Wednesday—on March 15, 1917—one of the most momentous events of the 20th century occurred: Tsar Nicholas II abdicated, thus ending 300...
china

At the Davos conference in January, Chinese leader Xi Jinping denounced protectionism and postured as a champion of a rules-based international order. It was a...
wikileaks

Why would Wikileaks choose to release all of these valuable secrets about CIA hacking capabilities? Recall that our own intelligence community has established that Wikileaks is...
executive order

On Monday President Trump finally issued his revised executive order on immigration, after his first attempt to do so, on January 27, wound up being...
sunni

During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump was bitterly critical of the Iraqi and U.S. governments for announcing an offensive against Mosul in advance. In a...
Trump

President Trump’s address to Congress on Tuesday night was undoubtedly the best speech he has ever given, even if it is unlikely to mark a...
defense budget

President Trump has called for a substantial increase in defense spending—nearly 10 percent or $54 billion. That’s serious money, and it’s seriously needed to rebuild...