Lee Smith is the author of The Consequences of Syria.
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Spies Are the New Journalists

And with the help of big names in media they’re turning journalism into an intelligence operation

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System Fail

The Mueller Report is an unmitigated disaster for the American press and the ‘expert’ class that it promotes

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Political Powerlessness Is Expensive

American Jews have only begun to pay the price demanded by the Democratic Party’s new math

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The Only Path to a U.S. Victory in the Middle East Is to Leave Now

American foreign policy is unmoored from American reality

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Making It

As Norman Podhoretz turns 89 today, he looks back on the long journey from Brooklyn to Manhattan

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An Improvised Explosive Device

News of the News: How operatives used the Khashoggi murder and the American press for political ends

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How Should We Read the American Press? In Arabic.

News of the News: Like in the Middle East, U.S. political operatives and intelligence officials are increasingly using the cloak of journalism as a tool for their aims

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The Press Misses the Point Again

Donald Trump isn’t hurting the press. Google and Facebook are.

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Puerto Ricans and Jews, Adrift Together on Their Islands

Why Hurricane Maria is only part of the problem in the U.S. territory

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How Russiagate Became Israelgate

It’s not about Vladimir Putin anymore

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America’s Cash-for-Genocide Program in Syria

Agents of Influence: Obama and his advisers, now seeking to shape his legacy, say they are proud they ditched the ‘Washington playbook’ and decided to stay out of the Sunni-Shia conflict in the Middle East. Only they didn’t. They intervened on behalf of Iran.

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Are NBC and CNN Paying Off Top Spies Who Leaked Info With On-Air Jobs?

News of the News: How the ‘Trump-Russia collusion’ sausage gets made

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Trump’s Grand Strategy: Get the United States out of the Middle East, Now

Our troops in Syria are hostages to Obama’s deal with Iran, which mandates a state of perpetual war between America and the region’s Sunni majority. Donald Trump wants to withdraw from both.

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The Secret to Successful Arab Modernization is to Stop Hating Israel

Saudi Arabia’s main reason to normalize relations with the Jewish state is not strategic but sociological

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Robert Mueller’s Beltway Cover-Up

By using the justice system as a political weapon, Mueller and his supporters in both parties are confirming what many Americans already believe: We are not all equal under one law.

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Who Believes in Russiagate?

Knowledgeable reporters on the left and right are frightened by the spread of an elite conspiracy theory among American media

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The Obama Administration’s $1.7 Billion Iranian Deception

It’s time to release the documents regarding the previous president’s payment of the Islamic Republic’s claim

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The Iran Deal Is Now Officially a Disaster. So Where Were You?

Agents of Influence: The real consequence of Obama’s signature foreign policy initiative is mayhem

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Was Christopher Steele Paid by Russian Oligarch and Putin Ally Oleg Deripaska?

New information casts the dossier he allegedly authored in a new light

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How CIA Director John Brennan Targeted James Comey

News of the News: The Russia investigation put the FBI in a bind well before Trump ever landed in the White House

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Did Glenn Simpson Lie to Congress?

News of the News: And could Christopher Steele, the British spy who spent his life as a Cold Warrior, have become an unwitting Kremlin pawn?

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Why Can’t the American Media Cover the Protests in Iran?

Because they have lost the ability to cover real news when it happens

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Josh Meyer Gets an Echo Chamber Beat-Down

Politico reporter is punished for raising the curtain on Obama’s Hezbollah policy

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Did President Obama Read the ‘Steele Dossier’ in the White House Last August?

News of the News: Why the timeline of the scandalous report that fuels Russiagate matters

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Why Glenn Greenwald Deserves a Pulitzer Prize

For his poignant and intrepid rebuke of the American media’s obsession with a false narrative

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The Beirut Echo Chamber

News of the News: How Lebanon came to host an information campaign designed to protect the pro-Iran policies of the Obama administration from the pro-Saudi policies of the Trump administration

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Yu Darvish Should’ve Stood His Ground

Why the Dodgers’ pitcher failure of nerve is a good lesson to us all never to let disrespect fly

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Ambassador David Friedman Accurately Described Longstanding US Policy Towards West Bank Settlements. So Why Is Everyone Mad?

The consensus that Israel would not withdraw from the entire West Bank was shared by American Presidents for forty years across party lines

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John Kerry Was Right About Terrorism in 2004, and Donald Trump And His Generals Are Wrong

‘Afghanistan is the swamp and Trump now owns it’

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