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 Strong Horse: Power, Politics, and the Clash of Arab Civilizations.

Playing With Fire

When the comments on the blogs of Stephen Walt, Andrew Sullivan, Philip Weiss, and Glenn Greenwald turn ugly, who should be held accountable? Plus: A Jew-baiter’s lexicon.

Mainstreaming Hate

How media companies are using the Internet to make anti-Semitism respectable

Hollow Men

Why Israel’s enemies will always be the darlings of Western intellectuals

Visiting Privileges

As Netanyahu arrives in Washington a final Israeli-Palestinian agreement couldn’t be further away

Obama in the Mideast

Part 2 of 2: Ramin Ahmadi, Lokman Slim, Martin Kramer, and Jacob Weisberg consider the president’s policies in the region.

Obama in the Mideast

Part 1 of 2: Elliott Abrams, Robert Malley, Dore Gold, and Andrew Exum consider the president’s policies in the region.

The Next Lebanon War

A Lebanon-Israel conflict is a matter of when, not if, and the United States has an interest in the outcome

Extreme Makeover

Obama’s Middle East policy may soon shift away from moderates in favor of extremists

Indispensable

Michael Oren, Israel’s U.S. ambassador, says Washington will always need his country as an ally

Bad Moon Rising

Turkey’s sponsorship of the Gaza flotilla signals a failure of American policy

Jordan Rules

Amman’s ambassador to Washington talks about the possibilities for Middle East peace

Connected

There’s linkage, too, between U.S. actions in Iraq and Afghanistan and Faisal Shahzad’s bombing attempt in Times Square

Linked In

Why do Arab governments—and the U.S.—insist the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is at the heart of all the Mideast’s problems?

Religion of Yes

The Israeli-Palestinian peace process has always been divisive; now it’s being used as a wedge

Shadow Play: Agents of Influence on Egypt Ambassador Pick Robert S. Ford

Syria may be getting a new U.S. ambassador, but the problem of Syrian engagement is far from solved

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