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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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The War Intensifies

24th August 2016 – PJ Media

The War Intensifies

Michael Ledeen

Everyone’s talking about “ransom,” but it’s virtually impossible to find anyone who’s trying to figure out how to win the world war we’re facing. more...

Analysis & Commentary

24th August 2016 – PJ Media

The War Intensifies

Michael Ledeen

Everyone’s talking about “ransom,” but it’s virtually impossible to find anyone who’s trying to figure out how to win the world war we’re facing. more...

18th August 2016 – PJ Media

Why Hasn’t ISIS Blown Up Rome?

Michael Ledeen

At lunch the other day, a smart man asked me how come there hadn’t been terrorism in Italy, even though Islamic State keeps promising to attack the Vatican. more...

31st July 2016 – Forbes

The Pope’s War

Michael Ledeen

It’s not a religious war, according to His Holiness. Economic, yes. Political, sure. But not religious, because religious people want peace. That’s what he said to journalists on his plane to Auschwitz. Really. more...

26th July 2016 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Michael Ledeen

FDD Freedom Scholar Michael Ledeen discusses his recent article in PJ Media, Who's Hillary's Hacker and Why? more...