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



John Kerry in Geneva


Dec 23, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 15

Obama in Cairo

Obama at Saban: No Military Strike on Iranian Nuke Facilities

Amid the administration’s tangled web of paradoxes and inconsistencies one message rings clear.

1:15 PM, Dec 9, 2013

Celebrating the deal in Tehran

The Use and Abuse of Sanctions

The Iranian bomb is all that matters.

Dec 9, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 13

Middle East

Kerry Says 'No Daylight'

But interim deal with Iran puts the White House and its traditional Middle East allies in opposing camps.

2:52 PM, Nov 25, 2013

Obama afghanistan

What Happened to Bombing Iran?

How the “hardline” American position on the Islamic Republic got farmed out to Israel.

12:12 PM, Nov 19, 2013

AP / Jason Reed

Fantasy Diplomacy

Nov 25, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 11

obama, kerry

Obama Still Wants a Deal with Iran

France's show of courage at Geneva may only delay the inevitable.

3:05 PM, Nov 11, 2013

Lou Reed

And It Was All Right

Lou Reed went down and found a song that will survive.

1:03 PM, Oct 28, 2013


Ankara Alienates Everyone

Forget chess, Turkey is failing at geopolitical checkers.

Nov 4, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 08

Obama finger

Obama ‘Impatient’ and ‘Disengaged’

The New York Times and Hurriyet on White House's incoherent and opaque Syria policy.

3:01 PM, Oct 23, 2013

Obama in Egypt

The Persian Gulf Power Vacuum

America’s Middle East allies are getting ­nervous.

Oct 21, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 07

Rumsfeld Donald

Donald Rumsfeld on Obama: ‘I Begin with Incompetence as a Problem’

Talking to journalist David Samuels about his Kindle Singles interview with the former secretary of defense.

7:31 AM, Oct 4, 2013

Amanpour  Christiane

The Media’s Magical Thinking About Iran

Why do Western elites act like credulous children when it comes to the Islamic Republic?

10:01 AM, Oct 3, 2013

Talking to Adelle Waldman

Author of the controversial new novel 'The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.' explains why women readers hate her protagonist

2:14 PM, Sep 26, 2013

Obama hands sitting

Obama Switches Sides

In yesterday’s U.N. speech, Obama kissed goodbye to U.S. allies and signed on with Iran, Russia, and Syria.

6:05 PM, Sep 25, 2013

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


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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