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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Iran Wins Big-Time in Vienna

The West is weak. Say it with me now: concessions, concessions, concessions.

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Obama’s Unicorn Deal With Iran

A comparison of the White House’s political use of fairy tales in negotiating the terms of a nuclear program

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The ‘Court Jew’ Controversy Re-Erupts

New reality for an old phenomenon: How Obama and Israel changed the stakes of Jewish power

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Inside Obama’s Meeting With Jewish Leaders

What he said, what they said, and what America is now saying to the world about exterminationist anti-Semitism

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Honey, I Shrunk the Jews!

Why did Obama send a lowly vice-presidential adviser to inform American Jewish leadership about his Iran deal?

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Obama Takes Care of Family Business

Offs Bibi, Hillary and now Senator Robert Menendez

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We’ve Known About Hillary’s Email for Years. Why the Hoopla This Week?

Hint: It starts with an ‘I’ and ends with an ‘n,’ and it’s ‘Iran.’

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Bibi’s America Problem, and Ours

The difference between Big America and Small America, and between Obama and Netanyahu

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The White House Freak-Out

Obama is taking out the failure of his Iran policy on its opponents

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Nuclear Dreams: Iran Now Controls Four Arab Capitals, Plus Washington, D.C.

What the burning of a Jordanian pilot reveals about Obama’s flawed Middle East game

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Hezbollah Heading for the Golan Heights

How the flare-up on the Israel-Lebanon border may portend a larger conflict

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It’s Time To Arm Muslim Moderates Against Extremists

Who else can step up and rescue the faith from the fanatics who’ve hijacked it?

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Is Iran Behind the Murder of Alberto Nisman?

Argentine prosecutor’s findings implicated Tehran in 1994 JCC bombing

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Why Funding, Weapons for Paris Attacks Likely Came From Abroad

France’s capital is a key battleground for Middle East political warfare

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Why Obama Wasn’t in Paris

The largest protest in French history conspicuously lacked one person

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What Hollywood Gets That Obama Doesn’t

Recognizing North Korea’s very real threat, Sony had to axe The Interview

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Barack Obama’s Turkish Fruitcake

President Erdogan builds an opulent palace for himself, part of a 20-year mess that is American Middle East policy

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Land for Death

Israel may face a wrenching choice between its democracy and Jewishness. And that’s normal.

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Now That He Has Lost the Senate, It’s Time for Obama To Seal His Deal With the Devil

By boasting of enabling Iran’s bloody nuclear hopes, the Obama administration ushers in the age of Renfield and Dracula

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Kerry Links Rise of ISIS With Failed Peace Talks

Secretary of State: ‘I see a lot of heads nodding’

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Why the Teenage Girls of Europe Are Joining ISIS

Because they want the same things that teenage boys want: a strong sense of meaning and purpose

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The Godfather’s Guide to the Middle East

Everything you need to know about world turmoil today—from Obama to Assad to ISIS—is in the ethos of the Corleone family

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How Peace Negotiator Martin Indyk Cashed a Big, Fat $14.8 Million Check From Qatar

One Middle Eastern nation does indeed pay to influence U.S. foreign policy. Hint: It’s not Israel.

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Ted Cruz Exposes Christian Bigotry Against Jews In the Middle East

Senator’s parallel between region’s imperiled Christians and Jews draws ire

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Amal Alamuddin, Please Put George Clooney on Hold, and Investigate War Crimes in Gaza

How the international human rights lawyer could help save Gaza and Lebanon

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John Kerry Has Hamas’ Back: So, Who Has Israel’s?

AIPAC, the so-called Jewish Lobby, has no influence in the White House and is scared to speak out

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What’s Wrong With Being Reasonable About the Middle East?

Nicholas Kristof’s totally reasonable, utterly delusional recipe for peace

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Dawn of the Planet of Qasem Suleimani

In Hollywood’s twisted view of hardliners, lessons for our generals, diplomats, and politicians

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America Is the Arsonist of the Middle East

John Kerry’s failed peace negotiations set off the spiral of violence between Israel and the Palestinians

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What Kurdish Independence Would Mean

And why Israel supports the ambitious—if unlikely—push for statehood