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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).

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...
Manchester

The Manchester bombing, which killed 22 people, appears to have followed a familiar pattern. It’s one that is instantly recognizable from the profiles of other...
Donald Trump

The most surprising criticisms of Donald Trump this week may well have come from John Bolton, the former U.N. ambassador who has been a stalwart...
Confederacy

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has made a point of removing statues honoring Confederate heroes. As NPR notes, “On April 24, a monument to a...
manchester

I visited Manchester in 2014, along with my son, to see a Manchester United soccer game at its hallowed stadium, Old Trafford. Not knowing what...
Russia

If there’s one man who is enjoying Donald Trump’s discomfort at the moment, it is Vladimir Putin. On Wednesday, the Russian president was in high spirits,...
donald trump

Noah has aptly summarized the shameful way in which Donald Trump routinely treats his aides by sending them out to lie for him and then...
China

President Trump picked the wrong moment to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Not that there would ever be a good time to abandon this...
Syria

In the search for effective proxies in Syria, the U.S. has found the Kurdish YPG militia to be the best bet. It may be the...
eu

Emmanuel Macron walked into the courtyard of the Louvre to celebrate his landslide win Sunday in the French presidential election to the strains not of...
abbas

One of the running leitmotifs of the Trump presidency so far is the president’s repeated acknowledgment of the fact that issues are more complex than...
donald trump

Writing in the New York Times, First Things editor R.R. Reno informs those of us devoted to the Reaganite vision of the Republican Party—which he...