Lee Smith

Senior Editor
Obama and Kerry

How the Obama Administration Has Already Caved to Iran

8:40 AM, Nov 24, 2014 • By LEE SMITH



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

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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

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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


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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