Lee Smith

Senior Editor

Hard Times for Hezbollah

Is Iran’s Lebanese client losing its grip?

Feb 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 20 • By LEE SMITH



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

Eric Cantor headshot.png

Lead from Out Front

House majority leader Eric Cantor challenges Obama’s foreign policy.

2:41 PM, Feb 18, 2014


Iran’s the Problem

Feb 24, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 23

If You Don’t Understand Our Commitment to Iran, You Don’t Understand Hezbollah

Talking to Matthew Levitt about his new book 'Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon’s Party of God.'

1:19 PM, Feb 13, 2014

john kerry

Kerry Talks Out of School

The White House’s Syria policy is so bad that even the secretary of state is against it—or is he?

3:10 PM, Feb 4, 2014

Aleppo, January 22

Obama’s Fantasy World

Feb 3, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 20


This Is Syria

1:41 PM, Jan 22, 2014

Saad Hariri

Saad Hariri’s ‘Moderate Awakening’

An exclusive interview with Lebanon’s former prime minister on the eve of the trial against the four Hezbollah members who murdered his father.

12:20 PM, Jan 17, 2014

With Israeli troops outside Beirut in 1982

The Arab Myth of Ariel Sharon

He’s not the author of their woes.

Jan 27, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 19

Ariel Sharon

More on Ariel Sharon

4:23 PM, Jan 14, 2014

Ariel Sharon

Ariel Sharon, 1928-2014

4:01 PM, Jan 11, 2014


Lebanon Succumbs to the Regional Civil War

Bombing in Hezbollah stronghold.

2:18 PM, Jan 2, 2014

iran, nuclear

We’re All Hardliners Now

New legislation shows Congress and American public are united in their distrust of Obama's Iran deal.

4:14 PM, Dec 19, 2013


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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