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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...

30th August 2013 – Syndicated

The Dennis Prager Show

Michael Ledeen

Should the US overthrow Bashar al-Assad. more...

27th August 2013 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Michael Ledeen

Syria's relationship with Iran and its war against the US. more...

25th August 2013 – PJ Media

The Road to Damascus Starts in Tehran

Michael Ledeen

It’s Middle East Groundhog Day all over again. The discussion of What To Do About Syria is a replay of What To Do About Saddam: it’s all about... more...

23rd August 2013 – Syndicated

Secure Freedom Radio

Michael Ledeen

FDD's Michael Ledeen provides an overview of his recent article “Its War You Idiots!”, as well Syrian chemical weapon attacks, and the situation in Egypt. more...

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...