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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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Yet Another American Hostage In Tehran

1st November 2015 – Forbes

Yet Another American Hostage In Tehran

Michael Ledeen

Siamak Namazi is in Evin Prison in Tehran, and on the face of it that’s very surprising. more...

Analysis & Commentary

24th May 2016 – PJ Media

Another Eulogy

Michael Ledeen

Odds are you’ve never heard of Marco Pannella, the longtime leader of the Italian Radical Party, who died last week in Rome. more...

20th May 2016 – Forbes

Nobody Knows Anything About Fascism

Michael Ledeen

As I wrote in this space a few weeks ago, Donald Trump is no fascist, but there are many pundits who are calling him that. more...

16th May 2016 – PJ Media

Chamberlain, Washington-Style

Michael Ledeen

It’s not hard to see why the discussion of Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes’ exchanges with the New York Times Magazine’s David Samuels has received so much attention from the chattering class. A lot of it is all about them, after all, and we all love to talk about ourselves. By now, we’ve all heard the insults to the D.C. press corps (they’re 27 years old and don’t know anything about anything) and the self-satisfied account about how Rhodes and his colleagues, including Obama himself, deceived America about the Iran deal. more...

12th May 2016 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Michael Ledeen

FDD Freedom Scholar Michael Ledeen discusses North Korea and its nuclear program. more...