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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

Donald Trump has a way of sucking all the oxygen out of the room. Thus, the public debate over the hacking of the Democratic National...
Israel

The Palestinian Authority, the “moderate” alternative to Hamas, has become notorious for celebrating terrorism against Israel. A recent example occurred on October 9, when, as CAMERA...
Richard Nixon

John A. Farrell, a former newspaperman who is the author of a new Nixon biography, has generated lots of attention with his claim to have...
berlin

Terrorists think of themselves as bold individualists ready to risk all to strike a blow for the cause. In reality, they are usually fanatics of...
Barack Obama

John Podhoretz coined the perfect term for the Obama foreign policy: The Underreaction Doctrine. President Obama has spent eight years underreacting to various threats—and then...
Russian ambassador

Russia is guilty of terrible war crimes in Syria and Ukraine. In Aleppo alone, Russian aircraft have undoubtedly been responsible for hundreds of deaths. But...
Aleppo

It is painful simply to read about the horrors that Aleppo is currently enduring. In its death throes, it is reminiscent of Stalingrad, Warsaw, and...
taiwan

I am an admirer and supporter of Taiwan. I have had the opportunity to visit that remarkable island on a couple of occasions and have...
Iraq

President Obama no doubt hoped that by the time he left office Mosul would have been retaken from Islamic State control and Raqqa would be...
South Korea

There is always a tragic element to the downfall of any democratic leader. In the case of South Korea President Park Geun-hye, who was just...
Terrorism

President Obama had a few good points to make in his valedictory counter-terrorism speech, delivered at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida on Tuesday. This passage,...
defense budget

The Washington Post caused some double-takes around the Beltway with this article by Craig Whitlock and Bob Woodward. The authors claim in the opening paragraph:...