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.

Will Jordan Be Next to Fall?

Protests against the monarchy—the biggest since the Arab Spring began—are bad news for Israel and the U.S.

America’s Future in the Mideast

Thomas Friedman, Elliott Abrams, Walter Russell Mead, and Aaron David Miller advise the next president

How Orientalism Shaped Obama

The White House’s response to the anti-Islam video is proof of the enduring influence of Edward Said’s ideas

Fate Sealed for Egypt’s Jews

Islamists storm the U.S. embassy and Egypt’s last Jews have no rabbi. Shanah tova from the Muslim Brotherhood.

Why Rachel Corrie Went to Gaza

What the pro-Palestinian activist—whose death was just ruled an accident—shared with Lawrence of Arabia

Why Romney Won’t Strike Iran

The three factors that explain why a Republican president is no more likely to stage a pre-emptive attack

The Israeli-American Divide

Israel fears a crisis in Egypt, but the U.S. remains calm. How did these allies come to see things so differently?

Palestine’s Biggest Obstacle

Palestinians in the diaspora are thriving, so what exactly is preventing success in the West Bank and Gaza?

Cause for Celebration in Syria

The fall of Assad’s pro-Iranian regime is a net gain for the U.S., even if what replaces it isn’t a reliable ally

What Condi Says About Romney

Floating Rice’s name as a possible vice president shows the Romney campaign’s lack of foreign-policy smarts

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