Lee Smith

Senior Editor

Walter Benjamin in Jerusalem

10:12 AM, Apr 4, 2014 • By LEE SMITH



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

Official portrait of Barack Obama

Why Obama Won't Move Against Assad

He fears angering Iran.

3:05 PM, Mar 22, 2013

Samira Ibrahim

A Star Is Born

The State Department made Samira Ibrahim a heroine.

2:45 PM, Mar 8, 2013

Samira Ibrahim

Samira Ibrahim Speaks

8:42 PM, Mar 7, 2013

john kerry

Kerry Announces Direct U.S. Aid to Syrian Opposition

American assistance will no longer be pocketed by the Assad regime.

5:31 PM, Feb 28, 2013

Smith Family

Dreams from My Mother

Lee Smith’s Christmas present (and past)

Feb 25, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 23

This governing thing—it’s harder than we thought, sir.

Egypt Against Itself

A society on the edge of chaos.

Feb 18, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 22

Scene of the crime: the Algerian natural gas facility

The Obama Vacuum

Feb 4, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 20

A man prays with protestors

The Nonexistent Red Line

Jan 28, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 19

Bashar al-Assad

Assad’s Cabinet

Syria’s dictator’s, and the rest of the Iranian-led resistance bloc’s, well-placed advocates in Washington.

3:01 PM, Jan 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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