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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).

russia

Mired in disputes with allies from NATO to Qatar and still unable to fill out his national security team, President Trump has not inspired confidence...
north korea

The criminal regime in North Korea has claimed countless hundreds of thousands, even millions, of victims over the years among its own people who have...
Syria

On Sunday, a U.S. F/A-18E fighter plane shot down a Syrian Su-22 fighter jet that was attacking U.S.-backed Arab and Kurdish forces fighting to liberate...

Whither populism? On that question rests the future of the West. If populism becomes ascendant on both sides of the Atlantic, it will kill the...
James Mattis

Word that President Trump is delegating decisions about troop levels in Afghanistan to the Pentagon arrived at almost the same time as news that ISIS...

I was deeply saddened, though not particularly surprised, to hear of the passing of Samuel V. Wilson. “General Sam,” as he was widely known in...
qatar

President Trump reminds me of Winston Churchill’s quip about the Germans: He’s either at your throat or at your feet. During his trip to Saudi Arabia...
Turkey

It’s an old story with dictators. If unopposed, they become ever more brazen in their aggression. Case in point: Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. On May 16,...
donald trump

It’s clear that President Trump really, really wants his “travel ban” to become a defining issue for his administration. His Justice Department just filed an...
McMaster

Tom Ricks has known and respected H.R. McMaster many years. So have I. Ricks argues in this Politico article that McMaster should step down as national...
Confederacy

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has generated widespread approbation, along with some ill-deserved opprobrium, for his decision to take down statues honoring Confederate war heroes...
Duterte

The Trump administration makes so much news that it’s easy to lose sight of even important stories. Thus, the leak of the transcript of a...