Lee Smith

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.

The Arab-Israeli Peace Process Is Over. Enter the Era of Chaos.

The theater of the peace process was key to U.S. hegemony in the Middle East—and without the process, there will be no peace

The Cyber-War Against Iran Is a Real War, and a Rehearsal for Future Conflicts

Despite talk of a diplomatic thaw between Washington and Tehran, the U.S. is already locked in battle

Departing as Ambassador, Michael Oren Is Still Working To Bridge Obama-Bibi Gap

As Washington looks for a diplomatic solution with Iran, Israel’s American-born interlocutor translates for Jerusalem

How Delmore Schwartz Saved My Life

Or at least kept Lou Reed from punching me at a dinner party

Why Is Biden Speaking at J Street?

Just weeks after the group, unlike AIPAC, wouldn’t support a Syria strike

How Iran Uses Terror Threats To Successfully Deter U.S. Military Action

Obama says his Syria move sent Tehran a message on nukes, but the mullahs have Washington cornered

Making It, Norman Podhoretz (1967)

Norman’s Conquest of Manhattan

How AIPAC Became the Syria Strike Scapegoat

Obama asked AIPAC to support a strike. Now everyone’s blaming the Jews.

New Egyptian Regime Reopens Old Fights in Republican Foreign Policy Circles

In the wake of the military takeover, realists and neocons revisit the legacy of George W. Bush’s Freedom Agenda

What Mubarak’s Release Means For Egypt

Releasing the 85-year-old former president will only further divide the country

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