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On the Origin of ISIS

Why has a terrorist state blossomed in Syria and Iraq?

Sep 8, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 48 • By HUSSAIN ABDUL-HUSSAIN and LEE SMITH

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Hamas’s Media Strategy

Sep 1, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 47

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IS Threatens Another U.S. Journalist

Terror group singles out Stephen Sotloff.

7:27 PM, Aug 19, 2014

Pope Francis

One Cheer for Pope Francis

5:33 PM, Aug 19, 2014

Israeli paratroopers enter a tunnel in the Gaza Strip, July 20, 2014.

The Underground War on Israel

The tunnels of Hamas and Hezbollah.

Aug 4, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 44

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Israel Under Attack

Jul 21, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 42

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An Exceptional American

Fouad Ajami, 1945-2014.

Jul 14, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 41

Farewell to Fouad Ajami

1:05 PM, Jun 25, 2014

#HajjQassem

The Iranian Regime’s Mr. Fix It

Is there anything Gen. Qassem Suleimani can’t do?

Jun 30, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 40

Batter's Up

Relishing the Hot Dog

Former big-league pitcher Dirk Hayhurst tears apart baseball’s unwritten rules.

12:05 PM, Jun 6, 2014

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Failures Galore

Jun 2, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 36

Gary Locke

But Is It Good for the Druze?

George Clooney and his future in-laws.

May 19, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 34

Fidel Castro with García Márquez, 2000

He Chose Wrong

Gabriel García Márquez’s ignoble decision to embrace Fidel Castro

May 12, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 33

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Hustle Is Overrated

Should Nats’ manager Matt Williams have benched Bryce Harper?

3:40 PM, Apr 23, 2014

Syria Announces Presidential Elections for June

Syria Announces Presidential Elections for June

And the White House campaigns for Assad.

1:25 PM, Apr 23, 2014

Walter Benjamin in Jerusalem

10:12 AM, Apr 4, 2014

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BIOGRAPHY

Lee Smith is a senior editor at The Weekly Standard. A senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, Smith is the also author of The Strong Horse: Power, Politics, and the Clash of Arab Civilizations (Doubleday 2010). 

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