Lee Smith

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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 • By LEE SMITH



Andrelton Simmons

A Short History of Shortstops

Is the Atlanta Braves' Andrelton Simmons the best ever?

3:36 PM, Sep 16, 2013

What will go wrong today? Cabinet meeting, September 12.

The Damage Done

Sep 23, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 03

Vladimir Putin, Russia

Putin Didn't Save Obama, He Beat Him

With the Russian proposal on Syrian chemical weapons, the United States is being escorted out of the Middle East.

12:20 PM, Sep 10, 2013

Kerry on the Hill: testifying to the House Foreign Affairs Committee

Sorting Out the Opposition to Assad

They’re not all jihadist dead-enders.

Sep 16, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 02

No Regime Change—and Maybe No Strike At All

Obama isn’t angry at Assad, just disappointed.

1:33 PM, Aug 29, 2013

In the aftermath of the deadly gas attack northeast of Damascus

Assad Calls Obama’s Bluff

Sep 2, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 48

Israel flag

Israel Hearts Sisi

According to the press, Jerusalem goes against the White House and stands with the Egyptian army.

7:02 AM, Aug 21, 2013


Lebanon, Syria—and the CIA

9:48 AM, Aug 19, 2013

Egyptian Media Creates a U.S. Senator Out of Thin Air

Who is Maurice Bonamigo?

4:46 PM, Aug 15, 2013

The Nile Runs Red

Yesterday's confrontation between Egypt's army and the Muslim Brotherhood may only be the beginning.

4:01 PM, Aug 15, 2013

A Rod

The Undoing of Alex Rodriguez

1:58 PM, Aug 6, 2013

John Kerry

Requiem for the Peace Process

With the latest round of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, Middle East diplomacy has entered its mannerist phase.

3:10 PM, Jul 31, 2013

Barack Obama delivers inaugural address 1-20-09 090120-A-8725H-285

Damage to America's Prestige

5:45 PM, Jul 19, 2013

The Man Who Toppled Morsi

The Man Who Toppled Morsi

Who is the officer who holds Egypt’s future in his hands?

4:40 PM, Jul 18, 2013

Give us this day our subsidized bread: shoppers in Alexandria

No More Morsi

A coup in ungovernable Egypt

Jul 22, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 42

Syrian rebels in Aleppo, June 20, 2013

Adrift in Syria

Jul 1, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 40


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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