Lee Smith

Senior Editor
Obama and Kerry

U.S. Backed Into Accepting Iran's Initial Bargaining Position

8:50 AM, Jul 28, 2015 • By LEE SMITH



Gilbert Chagoury in 2003

Unsavory Bedfellows

It’s not easy protecting the Christians of the Middle East.

Sep 22, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 02

Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi

On the Origin of ISIS

Why has a terrorist state blossomed in Syria and Iraq?

Sep 8, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 48


Hamas’s Media Strategy

Sep 1, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 47


IS Threatens Another U.S. Journalist

Terror group singles out Stephen Sotloff.

7:27 PM, Aug 19, 2014

Pope Francis

One Cheer for Pope Francis

5:33 PM, Aug 19, 2014

Israeli paratroopers enter a tunnel in the Gaza Strip, July 20, 2014.

The Underground War on Israel

The tunnels of Hamas and Hezbollah.

Aug 4, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 44


Israel Under Attack

Jul 21, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 42


An Exceptional American

Fouad Ajami, 1945-2014.

Jul 14, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 41

Farewell to Fouad Ajami

1:05 PM, Jun 25, 2014


The Iranian Regime’s Mr. Fix It

Is there anything Gen. Qassem Suleimani can’t do?

Jun 30, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 40

Batter's Up

Relishing the Hot Dog

Former big-league pitcher Dirk Hayhurst tears apart baseball’s unwritten rules.

12:05 PM, Jun 6, 2014


Failures Galore

Jun 2, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 36


Lee Smith is a senior editor at The Weekly Standard. A senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, Smith is the also author of The Strong Horse: Power, Politics, and the Clash of Arab Civilizations (Doubleday 2010). 

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