The new Lhasa River Bridge: And the trains run on time.

In Tibet to Stay

China builds a spiffy police state.

Jul 28, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 43 • By MAX BOOT



Battle for Baghdad

Lessons learned from the war in Iraq.

Aug 7, 2006, Vol. 11, No. 44

Take Off the Gloves

It's time for Israel to get tough.

12:00 AM, Jul 20, 2006

Staying the Wrong Course

A drawdown in Iraq would lead to less security and further the perception that the United States is losing.

12:00 AM, Jun 29, 2006

'Proactive Self-Defense'

NATO takes over in Afghanistan.

Jul 3, 2006, Vol. 11, No. 40

Send in the Mercenaries

Darfur needs someone to stop the bloodshed, not more empty U.N. promises.

12:00 AM, Jun 1, 2006

Numbers Game

The U.S. needs at least three more brigades in Iraq's capital.

12:00 AM, May 25, 2006

Stop Coddling Despots

If Bush is serious about ending tyranny, he'll crack down on Mubarak and his ilk.

12:00 AM, May 11, 2006

Helmsman from Hell

Mao Zedong was "a genius at insurrection."

May 1, 2006, Vol. 11, No. 31

Power for Good

Since the end of the Cold War, America the Indispensable.

Apr 10, 2006, Vol. 11, No. 28

Best Supporting Neocon

George Clooney, in the role of a lifetime.

11:00 PM, Mar 16, 2006

Hurry Up and Wait

Among the rear echelons in Iraq.

Mar 20, 2006, Vol. 11, No. 25

Falluja Follies

How Marines, and politics, fought the insurgents.

Feb 20, 2006, Vol. 11, No. 22

Factoids on Parade

Why contemporary history is hard to write.

Dec 12, 2005, Vol. 11, No. 13

Project for a New Chinese Century

Beijing plans for national greatness.

Oct 10, 2005, Vol. 11, No. 04

Boy Premier

From the August 15 / August 22, 2005 issue: A life of the youngest man ever to inhabit 10 Downing Street.

Aug 15, 2005, Vol. 10, No. 45

Mail-Order Brideshead

Max Boot, video Anglophile.

Apr 4, 2005, Vol. 10, No. 27

Incorrect History

Reading Thomas Woods's "Politically Incorrect Guide to American History."

11:00 PM, Feb 14, 2005

Total Recall

Max Boot, yogurt snob.

Oct 4, 2004, Vol. 10, No. 04

Less Respect, More Success

Killing terrorists is more important than making friends.

Sep 6, 2004, Vol. 9, No. 48

The Moral The Moral Low Ground

Judges from a variety of unsavory regimes complain about Israel's fence.

Jul 26, 2004, Vol. 9, No. 43

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