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Analysis & Commentary - Michael Ledeen

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21st August 2013 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Michael Ledeen

The war waged against the United States and the West by radical leftists and radical Islamists. more...

18th August 2013 – PJ Media

It’s War, You Idiots

Michael Ledeen

It’s hard to get our minds around the dimensions of the slaughter underway in the Middle East and Africa, and harder still to see that the battlefields of Egypt... more...

4th August 2013 – PJ Media

Releasing Prisoners, Appeasing Enemies

Michael Ledeen

Both the Israeli release of more than a hundred Palestinian killers and the American release of five Taliban killers from Guantanamo are U.S. policy... more...

2nd August 2013 – The Wall Street Journal

A Chance for the New Iranian President to Prove He’s a Reformer

Michael Ledeen

The inauguration of Hassan Rouhani as president of Iran on Sunday has stirred considerable hope among some Western observers for the start of a new... more...

28th July 2013 – PJ Media

The Metaphysics of Jailbreaks

Michael Ledeen

In the mid-seventies, when I was reporting from Rome for The New Republic, jailbreaks were commonplace. Red Brigades terrorists and other such broke out... more...

26th July 2013 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Michael Ledeen

The next round of Iran nuclear talks. more...

26th July 2013 – PJ Media

Whither Egypt? Whence Syria? (Wrong Questions)

Michael Ledeen

July 25th was the 70th anniversary of the fall of Mussolini, voted out of office by the Grand Fascist Council, arrested by order of the king, and imprisoned. more...

3rd July 2013 – PJ Media

Obama’s New World Order: Power to Our Enemies, Death to Our Friends & a Fish in the President’s Face

Michael Ledeen

The anti-Morsi, anti-Muslim Brotherhood, and therefore anti-Obama demonstrations in Egypt are the biggest in human history. It’s quite something, an historic event. more...

1st June 2013 – Faster, Please! - PJ Media

Iranian Sex and Circuses

Michael Ledeen

Ronald Reagan used to marvel at the tendency of intellectuals and diplomats to get so involved in “understanding” other countries and cultures, no matter how hostile to the USA... more...

30th May 2013 – Faster, Please! - PJ Media

Syria: The Spanish Civil War All Over Again

Michael Ledeen

History may not quite repeat itself, but the war in Syria — invariably, “the Syrian Civil War” — is eerily similar to the “Spanish Civil War” in the mid-1930s. more...

21st May 2013 – Faster, Please! - PJ Media

Catastrophic Consensus: A Dissent From Spengler and Mead

Michael Ledeen

Spengler (aka David Goldman) is one of my close friends and a long-time guru. William Russell Mead is just a guru, but I’m an avid fan. So when I find myself disagreeing... more...

13th May 2013 – The Wall Street Journal

Opinion Journal

Michael Ledeen

FDD's Michael Ledeen discusses the White House's shifting accounts of the Sept. 11, 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack that killed four Americans. more...

13th May 2013 – The Weekly Standard

Self-Radicalization Chic

Michael Ledeen

The president has described the Boston terrorists as “self-radicalized,” and his voice is but one in a great chorus insisting that we face a major threat from Americans gone bad... more...

16th April 2013 – The Wall Street Journal

A Third Way to Address the Iranian Threat

Michael Ledeen

With an Iranian presidential election coming in June, President Obama may be presented with a second chance to get his policy right. In 2009, when massive protests followed Iran's disputed presidential vote... more...

11th March 2013 – The Weekly Standard

Our Italian Future

Michael Ledeen

Italy has long been the political laboratory of the West. From Roman republics and tyrannies through the city-states of the Renaissance, into the Counter-Reformation and on to fascism, Eurocommunism... more...

22nd February 2013 – PJTV

Next Generation TV

Michael Ledeen

John Kerry faces a multitude of challenges as the new secretary of state. Foreign policy expert and PJ Media contributor Dr. Michael Ledeen joins Lt. Col. Allen B. West to discuss American diplomatic priorities. more...

13th February 2013 – The Blaze

The White House’s Hesitation to Take on Assad’s Regime

Michael Ledeen

When General Dempsey and Secretary Panetta testified last week that President Obama had opposed plans for American support to the Syrian opposition, my heart sank. The president’s decision... more...

7th February 2013 – Faster, Please!

Iran: The War Within and Without

Michael Ledeen

A week ago, something went seriously wrong in the underground tunnels beneath the Iranian nuclear enrichment facility at Natanz. I don’t know if it was an explosion, on-site sabotage, an accident, or a cyber attack... more...

29th January 2013 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Michael Ledeen

Iran's nuclear program and IAEA inspections. more...

28th January 2013 – The Wall Street Journal

The Religious Fascism Was No Big Surprise

Michael Ledeen

Houshang Asadi plaintively writes that, as of the moment of the fall of the shah of Iran and the imminent return of the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to Tehran in 1979, nobody—not even the best journalists in the country... more...