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.

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March 17 2010 4:47 PMA Middle East Without American Influence?That's the logical outcome of the Obama administration's current policies.
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Aug. 7 2009 1:10 PMWalid Jumblatt Is No Weather VaneWill the leader of Lebanon's Druze really form an alliance with Hezbollah?
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July 28 2008 6:55 AMWhat Is the Arab World's Problem?Kenneth Pollack's grand strategy for the Middle East.
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Nov. 5 2007 7:46 PMMixed MessagesThe case for standing by Musharraf.
Dispatches
July 14 2006 12:10 PMDenial Runs Through LebanonIt's time for Beirutis to face up to reality.
Well-traveled
March 10 2005 1:12 PMIn the Chouf Mountains With a Modern Druze Chieftain
Well-traveled
March 8 2005 4:45 PMThe Bekaa Valley: Syrian Soldiers, Ruins, and Wineries
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Feb. 15 2005 5:54 PMBeirut BlowbackThe presence of U.S. troops in Iraq emboldened the Lebanese opposition. Now Rafik Hariri is dead. What's our next move?
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Oct. 29 2004 6:02 PMAfter ArafatThe chairman's departure will transform America's role in the Middle East.
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Oct. 13 2004 1:38 PMEnemy MineEgypt took sides in the U.S. war on terror and paid the price at Taba.
Culturebox
Oct. 4 2004 7:54 AMThe Language GapWhy Middle Eastern linguists are hard to find, even though the government has been funding the field.
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Sept. 13 2004 4:39 PMThe West's Favorite FantasyWhy do we put so much faith in the myth of multilateralism?
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Aug. 13 2004 5:05 PMThe First CasualtyDoes the U.S. press know we're at war?
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July 29 2004 5:33 PMOBL Wants O-I-LThe war on terror isn't about ideas.
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July 9 2004 3:52 PMEgypt After MubarakBeware the trust-fundamentalists.
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Oct. 9 2009 10:40 AMIf Tehran Gets the Bomb …How Iranian nukes would reshape the Middle East.
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June 3 2009 5:11 PMObama the UnderminerBy addressing the "Muslim world" from Cairo, the president is helping Tehran.
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Feb. 14 2008 1:55 PMThe End of Pax Americana?We're seeing the Palestinianization of Sinai and the Lebanonization of Egypt.
Obit
Aug. 30 2006 2:51 PMNaguib MahfouzRemembering one of Egypt's first great novelists.
Faith-based
May 17 2005 3:09 PMQuranic EtiquetteWhy my Egyptian doorman ate my homework.
Well-traveled
March 9 2005 4:21 PMWhy You Shouldn't Pretend To Be a Canadian
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March 7 2005 4:16 PMEven Flirting Is Political in Beirut
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Nov. 24 2004 5:26 PMThe Kiss of DeathWhy do Arab reformers claim U.S. support is hurting them?
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Oct. 22 2004 6:02 PMIt's an Arab Nationalist ThingOsama's Islamism and Saddam's Baathism are more alike than you think.
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Oct. 6 2004 12:48 PMIraq's Perpetual StruggleDoes Washington have the staying power to prove to Iraqis that they can get along?
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Sept. 22 2004 2:28 PMEnough "Likud"-Bashing, Already!It's time to focus on policy, not its proponents.
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Sept. 3 2004 2:32 PMAmerica's New Revolutionary WarWhy is Muqtada Sadr defending the status quo?
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Aug. 5 2004 6:27 PMSudan's OsamaThe Islamist roots of the Darfur genocide.
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July 16 2004 4:43 PMThe Myth of Islamist DemocracyAmerica needn't apologize for its missionary zeal.
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July 1 2004 5:10 PMQuestion AuthorityThe Quran mentions beheading. Why does the U.S. press claim otherwise?

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