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



Syrian rebels in Aleppo, June 20, 2013

Adrift in Syria

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

Assad Bashar

Assad Threatens Europe

2:20 PM, Jun 17, 2013

Hassan Rouhani

He’s No ‘Moderate’

Iran picks a new leader to read from the same script.

7:01 AM, Jun 17, 2013

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

Obama's Syria Policy a Mess

8:01 AM, Jun 15, 2013

Erdogan the Problem

Turks in the Streets

This time, it’s personal. They dislike the prime minister.

Jun 24, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 39

‘A Tremendous Machine’

‘A Tremendous Machine’

Remembering Secretariat’s Belmont Stakes 40 years ago.

4:15 PM, Jun 8, 2013


Justice for Hezbollah

Jun 10, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 37

Syrian opposition activists re-imagining Hezbollah's logo after absorbing heavy

Hezbollah's Heavy Losses

After a week's worth of fighting in Syria, the Islamic resistance licks its wounds.

3:16 PM, May 24, 2013

"Smoke rises following an explosion in Syria near the Israeli border on May 7, 2

Two Strikes . . .

The logic of Israel’s Syria policy.

May 20, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 34

Our Strategic Ally's Strategic Clarity

Israel sees Syria as part of its Iran problem—why doesn't Obama?

4:01 PM, May 8, 2013


Rhetoric Over Resolve

First anniversary of Atrocities Prevention Board is a celebration of the administration's feckless Syria policy.

6:02 PM, May 6, 2013


Disappearing Red Lines

Obama’s mess of a Syria policy.

May 13, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 33

Bashar and Asma al-Assad

Is Assad Winning?

The Syrian regime’s information campaign is part of a larger war against Western interests.

11:05 AM, May 3, 2013

Bashar al-Assad

Assad: 'There Is a War'

12:23 PM, Apr 18, 2013

Bargaining With the Devil

5:34 PM, Apr 10, 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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