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Analysis & Commentary - Michael Ledeen

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26th January 2014 – PJ Media

Hey Stupid! It’s Not About Nukes, It’s About Life and Death

Michael Ledeen

There are none so blind as those who will not see, and hardly anyone wants to see Iran for what it is: an evil regime bound and determined to dominate and destroy... more...

16th January 2014 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Michael Ledeen

Human rights abuses in Iran and the nuclear deal. more...

8th January 2014 – PJ Media

The Meaning of Fallujah

Michael Ledeen

Al-Qaeda is back in Fallujah and Ramadi, where we defeated them in the recent past. Everyone in the Middle East knew it, and they all knew al-Qaeda... more...

7th January 2014 – American Family Radio

Sandy Rios in the Morning

Michael Ledeen

American leadership abroad. more...

6th January 2014 – DFW 1190AM - Dallas

The Dan Cofall Show

Michael Ledeen

Iran and other threats to the U.S. more...

4th December 2013 – The Huffington Post

My Life as a Secret Back Channel in Iran

Michael Ledeen

I was a secret back channel to the Khomeini Regime in 1985. If you're interested in all the details, help yourself to the book I wrote about it. So when I read... more...

3rd December 2013 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Michael Ledeen

The Obama Administration's Iran and Syria policies. more...

1st December 2013 – The Tower

Dare We Say It? The Mullahs Must Go

Michael Ledeen

Sanctions and diplomacy have thus far failed to induce the Iranian regime to cease its nuclear weapons program. We shouldn’t be surprised by this. Top Iranian... more...

26th November 2013 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Michael Ledeen

The P5 + 1 nuclear deal reached with Iran at Geneva. more...

11th November 2013 – The Huffington Post

The French

Michael Ledeen

What are we to make of the latest broken stereotype, the one that portrays the French as Europe's leading surrender monkeys? After French Foreign Minister... more...

10th November 2013 – PJ Media

What Happened in Geneva? What Does It Mean?

Michael Ledeen

It’s not easy to make a deal with Iran (and even when you think you’ve made one, you might be wrong). The failure of the Geneva talks is just another in a long... more...

29th October 2013 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Michael Ledeen

It's Not Just About Syria. The Saudis Are Direct Targets of Iranian Operations more...

29th October 2013 – The Huffington Post

It’s Not Just About Syria. The Saudis Are Direct Targets of Iranian Operations

Michael Ledeen

There is no reason to be surprised at the Saudis' dramatic dissing of the United States in recent days and weeks. And it's not just because the United States... more...

24th October 2013 – The Daily Beast

Remembering The Invasion of Grenada 30 Years On

Michael Ledeen

One night in late October, 1983, I listened to a BBC short wave broadcast reporting that the United States was about to invade Grenada. I chuckled, said... more...

10th October 2013 – The Huffington Post

The Obama-Rouhani Communication Efforts Are No Historic Breakthrough

Michael Ledeen

There's just something about Iran, perhaps an old Jedi trick, that clouds Western minds. No matter how many times one presents experts and journalists... more...

25th September 2013 – Institute for Research on Public Policy

Don’t Forget Who You’re Talking To

Michael Ledeen

If you read the list of signatories to the Iran Project’s April 2013 call for more virile diplomacy with Iran, you’ll see an impressive collection of diplomatic... more...

25th September 2013 – The Atlantic

Why Did Rouhani Say ‘No’ to Obama?

Michael Ledeen

It may not have been a flat-out rejection, but Iranian President Hassan Rouhani certainly surprised a lot of people by declining to meet with President Obama... more...

24th September 2013 – The Huffington Post

Rouhani’s World

Michael Ledeen

Whatever comes out of the UN General Assembly session this week, Hasan Rouhani is the star of the show. Nothing new or surprising there; so was his... more...

23rd September 2013 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Michael Ledeen

Hasan Rouhani, Iran’s new president, is going to be in New York this week for the UN General Assembly meetings. Will there be a diplomatic breakthrough? more...

11th September 2013 – The Huffington Post

The Troika: Putin, Khamenei and Assad

Michael Ledeen

If for no other reason, we should be grateful to the Russians for shining light on two of the recent mysteries surrounding Syria, and American policy, and for... more...