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  • December 29, 2015|Lee SmithMEF Wire

    The ISIS/Iran Conundrum

    Lee Smith, senior editor at the Weekly Standard and author of The Strong Horse: Power, Politics, and the Clash of Arab Civilizations, briefed the Middle East Forum on December 16, 2015. The obsessive international preoccupation with ISIS...

  • February 06, 2013|Lee SmithMEF Wire

    America's Withdrawal from the Middle East under the Obama Doctrine

    Lee Smith, senior editor with the Weekly Standard, Fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, and author of the 2010 critically-acclaimed book, The Strong Horse: Power, Politics, and the Clash of Arab Civilizations, briefed the...

  • June 01, 2011|Lee SmithMiddle East Quarterly

    Weakening Washington's Middle East Influence

    Trailing the wave of revolutions that began sweeping through the Arabic-speaking Middle East this January, I recently traveled in the region, visiting some of the capitals where what we have come to call the "Arab Spring" has hit. In Cairo, I kept

  • December 28, 2010|Lee SmithMEF Wire

    Wikileaks Revelations: More Good than Bad?

    Lee Smith is a visiting fellow at the Hudson Institute and author of The Strong Horse: Power, Politics, and the Clash of Arab Civilizations. On December 28, Mr. Smith addressed the Middle East Forum via conference call on the implications of...

  • September 01, 2010|Lee SmithMiddle East Quarterly

    Egypt after Mubarak

    The Middle East Quarterly is pleased to inaugurate a new section dedicated to the region's current affairs. Written by scholars, journalists, and practitioners, Dateline offers succinct analyses of recent trends. Its main focus will be capitals and

  • June 01, 2010|Lee SmithMiddle East Quarterly

    The Strong Horse

    Poverty alone does not turn people into suicide bombers, and it is an "ethnocentric fallacy" that demand for consumer goods will transform fundamental values and ideas, observes Smith, a scholar at the Hudson Institute. The real problem, he writes...