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Middle East Update focuses on issues in the Middle East that are of worldwide interest. Frequent guest Caroline Glick delivers up-to-date developments on Hamas and Hezbollah terrorist actions against Israel. Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi and Dr. Michael Ledeen (Faster, Please!) keep a close watch on Iran and its nuclear ambitions and political unrest.

About the Host:

Dr. Michael Ledeen is the Freedom Scholar at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He is also a contributing editor at National Review Online. Previously, he served as a consultant to the National Security Council, the State Department, and the Defense Department. He has also served as a special adviser to the Secretary of State. He holds a Ph.D. 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 author of more than 20 books, including: The War Against the Terror Masters; The Iranian Time Bomb; Machiavelli on Modern Leadership: Why Machiavelli's Iron Rules Are As Timely and Important Today As Five Centuries Ago, Tocqueville on American Character: Why Tocqueville's Brilliant Exploration of the American Spirit Is As Vital and Important Today As It Was Nearly Two Hundred Years Ago; Freedom Betrayed: How America Led a Global Democratic Revolution, Won the Cold War, and Walked Away; and Accomplice to Evil: Iran and the War Against the West.

Dr. Ledeen regularly appears on Fox News, and on a variety of radio talk shows. He has been on PBS's NewsHour and CNN's Larry King Live, and regularly contributes to the Wall Street Journal and to National Review Online. He blogs on