Lee Smith

Lee Smith is a visiting fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C., and author of The Strong Horse: Power, Politics, and the Clash of Arab Civilizations.

Foreigners
June 18 2004 5:50 PMThe Saudi Civil WarWho is fighting? Who will win?
Faith-based
June 4 2004 9:56 AMOnce and Future IslamA Sufi imam challenges moderate Muslims to fashion a new, American faith.
Foreigners
May 21 2004 5:10 PMThe Battle for DamascusDon't fall for Bashar Assad's charm offensive.
Foreigners
April 23 2004 6:44 PMDemocracy InactionUnderstanding Arab anti-Americanism.
Foreigners
April 12 2004 5:49 PMDocumenting Al JazeeraIn Control Room, not all conspiracy theories are created equal.
Foreigners
March 24 2004 8:41 PMNo Tears for Sheik YassinHe was just as much of a jihadist threat as al-Qaida's Zawahiri.
Foreigners
March 10 2004 4:02 PMOne Imam, One VoteWhat do Islamists mean when they talk about democracy?
Foreigners
Feb. 19 2004 2:43 PMVeil of TearsWhatever happened to Arab feminism?
Foreigners
Oct. 23 2003 6:08 PMThe Language LessonAmericans can learn Arabic; they just need to be motivated.
Culturebox
Jan. 23 2003 5:33 PMWhy Blondes Love SufisA new novel about America's love for Sufism gets it wrong.
The Slate Gist
April 2 2002 2:34 PMCan Arabs understand each other?
Foreigners
June 10 2004 3:59 PMPalestine Policy ParalysisFace it: There is no "key" to Middle East peace.
Foreigners
May 27 2004 12:40 PMInside The Arab MindWhat's wrong with the White House's book on Arab nationalism.
Foreigners
May 7 2004 6:26 PMThe Arab World's Can-Do GuyAbdullah II's Jordan is a model for the Middle East.
Foreigners
April 16 2004 6:48 PMSeeing Osama PlainWashington's focus on al-Qaida misses the larger Islamist picture.
Foreigners
March 30 2004 5:15 PMStop Scapegoating the SaudisMaybe they're not responsible for everything that ails Islam.
Foreigners
March 18 2004 7:25 PMJihad Without EndThe Madrid bombings weren't about Iraq.
Foreigners
Feb. 27 2004 3:50 PMEducating FatimaWhy curriculum reform is one of the Arab world's hottest issues.
Foreigners
Jan. 14 2004 1:19 PMObjectivity OverruledWhat happens when an Arab news network refuses to call dead Palestinians martyrs?
Culturebox
June 11 2003 10:36 AMAmerican GraffitiRemembering New York City in the age of graffiti.
Culturebox
Jan. 9 2003 1:18 PMListen UpCan pop music make the Arab world love us?

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  News & Politics
Politics
Oct. 22 2014 9:42 PM Landslide Landrieu Can the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?
  Business
Continuously Operating
Oct. 22 2014 2:38 PM Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
  Life
Gentleman Scholar
Oct. 22 2014 5:54 PM May I Offer to Sharpen My Friends’ Knives? Or would that be rude?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 22 2014 4:27 PM Three Ways Your Text Messages Change After You Get Married
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 22 2014 5:27 PM The Slate Walking Dead Podcast A spoiler-filled discussion of Episodes 1 and 2.
  Arts
Culturebox
Oct. 22 2014 11:54 PM The Actual World “Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.
  Technology
Future Tense
Oct. 22 2014 5:33 PM One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It’s The Gateway for a Serious Windows Vulnerability
  Health & Science
Wild Things
Oct. 22 2014 2:42 PM Orcas, Via Drone, for the First Time Ever
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.