Lee Smith

Senior Editor
Supreme leader Khamenei inspects  new IRGC troops, March 21, 2014.

Paying Tehran’s Bills

Sanctions relief will only empower Iran.

Jun 8, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 37 • By LEE SMITH




Failures Galore

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

Gary Locke

But Is It Good for the Druze?

George Clooney and his future in-laws.

May 19, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 34

Fidel Castro with García Márquez, 2000

He Chose Wrong

Gabriel García Márquez’s ignoble decision to embrace Fidel Castro

May 12, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 33


Hustle Is Overrated

Should Nats’ manager Matt Williams have benched Bryce Harper?

3:40 PM, Apr 23, 2014

Syria Announces Presidential Elections for June

Syria Announces Presidential Elections for June

And the White House campaigns for Assad.

1:25 PM, Apr 23, 2014

Walter Benjamin in Jerusalem

10:12 AM, Apr 4, 2014

Martin Hei­deg­ger

Being and Naziness

The authentic Heidegger.

Apr 14, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 29

Obama Putin

The Judo Player and the Hall Monitor

Why Putin has stymied Obama.

5:29 PM, Mar 26, 2014


Border Skirmishes

The Iran-Israel struggle heats up.

Mar 31, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 28


Three Years of War in Syria

And three years of foreign policy missteps.

8:35 AM, Mar 15, 2014


How Israel Lost a Media War

But blocked an Iranian information campaign.

2:10 PM, Mar 11, 2014

Obama, Putin in Ireland

Strike Syria

It would send a message to Russia.

4:15 PM, Mar 10, 2014


The Great Divide

Mar 17, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 26

Obama, Putin in Ireland

‘The Russians Are in This for the Long Run’

Talking to Angela E. Stent about her new book on U.S. Russian relations.

1:15 PM, Feb 27, 2014

Michael Rubin

In Iran, It’s the Guys With the Guns Who Call the Shots

Talking to Michael Rubin about his new book, Dancing with the Devil: The Perils of Engaging with Rogue Regimes.

9:31 AM, Feb 22, 2014

Hassan Rouhani

The Collapse of Sanctions on Iran

The White House gets what it wants.

Mar 3, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 24

The Dividing Line Between the Good and the Bad

Netanyahu at an IDF base on the Golan Heights treating Syrian civilians attacked by Assad.

9:04 AM, Feb 19, 2014


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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