Lee Smith is a senior editor at the Weekly Standard and a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute. He is also the author of the recently published The Consequences of Syria.
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Three years after Mubarak’s fall, the country is toying with global irrelevance—except as a possible terror exporter
Disengagement from a region whose power structures are predicated on American management is a recipe for disaster
With Washington locked in partisan warfare, the organization has to choose between being liked or winning
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But none of those charged with crimes have actually been apprehended—illustrating the limits of justice when dealing with terrorists
In fighting a mutual enemy—Sunni militants—with Tehran’s support, the Obama Administration risks alienating Sunni allies
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Comedian spreads message of wife Jessica Seinfeld’s Fatherhood Initiative
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