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Events and Appearances - Michael Ledeen

March 2015

Iranian Hegemony in the Levant and Beyond

6th March 2015 - 9:30 AM

The Islamic Republic of Iran now has a firm grasp on four Arab capitals: Baghdad, Beirut, Damascus, and Sana‘a. Iran has used its assets—Hezbollah and Iraq's Shiite militias—to extend its reach and entrench its influence.


August 2014

Polling the Iranian Street: A Look Inside the Prospects for Reform in Iran

26th August 2014 - 11:45 AM

The IMF reports that Iran is experiencing a modest economic recovery. While the Iranian regime has used the breathing space to build greater resiliency, the overall standard of living for the Iranian people is not improving. At the same time, the tempo of arrests and executions has increased, freedom of the press has been further curtailed, Green Movement leaders Mir Hussein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi remain in isolation, and public protests over Iranian involvement in Syria and Iraq have increased.

What does President Rouhani’s failure to improve economic conditions and human rights for average Iranians say about his political will and Iran’s capacity for meaningful reform? Is there still a significant domestic movement for real reform? What do these and other factors indicate for the strength and stability of the Iranian regime? How do these factors impact P5+1 negotiations and future U.S. policy towards Iran?

May 2012

Michael Ledeen and Emanuele Ottolenghi Participate in Middle East Forum

14th May 2012 - 7:45 PM

The Revolutions in the Middle East: The Iranian Issue, the Arab World and the West

Rome, Italy

March 2012

James Woolsey and Michael Ledeen Speak on the Threat From Iran

15th March 2012 - 10:15 PM

The Threat from Iran

Endowment for Middle East Truth and The Center for Security Policy

Washington, DC