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Dr. Michael Ledeen

Freedom Scholar

Areas of Impact:

Iran - Human Rights, Iraq, Iran

Biography:

Dr. Michael Ledeen is Freedom Scholar at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and is an internationally renowned scholar on Iran, Iraq, terrorism, and international security.

Dr. Ledeen has served as a consultant to the National Security Council, the State Department, and the Defense Department, and as a Special Advisor to the Secretary of State.

Dr. Ledeen holds a PhD in modern European history and philosophy from the University of Wisconsin, and has taught at Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Rome.

He is the author of more than 35 books, including Field of Fight: How to Win the War Against Radical Islam and its Allies, co-authored with General Michael T. Flynn (St. Martin's Press, 2016). His previous books include Accomplice to Evil: Iran and the War Against the West; The War Against the Terror MastersThe Iranian Time Bomb; Tocqueville on American Character; and Freedom Betrayed: How America Led a Global Democratic Revolution, Won the Cold War, and Walked Away.

Dr. Ledeen regularly appears on cable news and talk radio programs, blogs at Forbes, The Hill, and PJ Media, and contributes periodically to The Wall Street Journal.

Dr. Michael Ledeen is Freedom Scholar at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and is an internationally renowned scholar on Iran, Iraq, terrorism, and international security.

Dr. Ledeen has served as a consultant to the National Security Council, the State Department, and the Defense Department, and as a Special Advisor to the Secretary of State.

Dr. Ledeen holds a PhD in modern European history and philosophy from the University of Wisconsin, and has taught at Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Rome.

He is the author of more than 35 books, including Field of Fight: How to Win the War Against Radical Islam and its Allies, co-authored with General Michael T. Flynn (St. Martin's Press, 2016). His previous books include Accomplice to Evil: Iran and the War Against the West; The War Against the Terror MastersThe Iranian Time Bomb; Tocqueville on American Character; and Freedom Betrayed: How America Led a Global Democratic Revolution, Won the Cold War, and Walked Away.

Dr. Ledeen regularly appears on cable news and talk radio programs, blogs at Forbes, The Hill, and PJ Media, and contributes periodically to The Wall Street Journal.

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We’re Losing the War and We’re Paying for It

19th October 2016 – PJ Media

We’re Losing the War and We’re Paying for It

Michael Ledeen

When the No Deal Deal was made with Iran, I said it was easy to understand: the Iranians would promise to be good, and we would pay for it. In the event, I was only half right. We are indeed paying for it, but the Iranians haven’t even pretended to be good. more...

Analysis & Commentary

25th November 2016 – Forbes

In Praise Of Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn

Michael Ledeen

There’s been plenty of vitriol aimed at Donald Trump’s national security advisor, LT. General Michael T. Flynn, with whom I co-authored the best-selling The Field of Fight; How We Can Win the Global War against Radical Islam and its Allies. He’s been accused of financial improprieties, softness on Russia, an embrace of Turkey’s tyrant Erdogan, and of intemperate leadership. more...

18th November 2016 – PBS

Newshour

Michael Ledeen

FDD's Freedom Scholar Michael Ledeen discusses Trump's appointment of Flynn and Pompeo. more...

11th November 2016 – Forbes

Another American Revolution

Michael Ledeen

Donald Trump’s electoral victory surprised no end of pundits, not just because the polls were so off-base, but also because they couldn’t imagine the American people turning against a Western consensus in favor of globalization, big state government with expanding power, and political correctness. more...

19th October 2016 – PJ Media

We’re Losing the War and We’re Paying for It

Michael Ledeen

When the No Deal Deal was made with Iran, I said it was easy to understand: the Iranians would promise to be good, and we would pay for it. In the event, I was only half right. We are indeed paying for it, but the Iranians haven’t even pretended to be good. more...