Leon Hadar

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Leon Hadar (2005).

Leon Hadar, is a global affairs analyst, journalist, blogger and author. A long-time critic of American policy in the Middle East,[1] and a former research fellow with the Cato Institute,[2] Hadar has been a contributing editor for The American Conservative and a contributor to National Interest, Asia Times and The Spectator, a columnist for Haaretz and a blogger for the Huffington Post. Hadar has published numerous analyses and commentaries on U.S. global diplomatic and trade policies, with a special focus on the Middle East and East and South Asia. Hadar is the author of two books on U.S. policy in the Middle East, Quagmire: America in the Middle East (Cato Institute, 1992), and Sandstorm: Policy Failure in the Middle East (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005). Hadar also served as a foreign policy advisor to the Ron Paul 2008 presidential campaign.[3] He has taught political science at University of Maryland College Park[4] and is currently a Senior Analyst at Wikistrat.[5]


Hadar graduated from Hebrew University in Jerusalem and completed his graduate studies at Columbia University, where he earned M.A. degrees from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the School of International and Public Affairs as well as a certificate from the Middle East Institute. He received his Ph.D. from the School of International Service (SIS) at American University.


A former United Nations correspondent for the Jerusalem Post, Hadar is currently the Washington bureau chief for the Business Times (Singapore)."[6] He also taught political science at American University and Mount Vernon College, where he served as director of international studies, and was affiliated as a research fellow with the EastWest Institute (formerly the Institute on East-West Security Studies),[7] the Center for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM) at the University of Maryland, College Park and the Independent Institute.[8] In 1993, Hadar was selected as a member of the Libertarian Party's "Shadow Cabinet", "a list of public figures and scholars—including Ron Paul (Treasury), John Taylor Gatto (Education), and James Bovard (Agriculture)—who were expected to review and comment on the actions of President Clinton's cabinet."[9]


Hadar's analyses on global affairs have appeared in newspapers including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Washington Times, The Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, Chicago Tribune, Atlanta Journal and Constitution, The Baltimore Sun, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, The Orange County Register, El País, The Korea Herald, The Australian, Middle East Times, and Tehran Times as well as in magazines such as Columbia Journalism Review, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, World Policy Journal, Current History, Middle East Journal, Journal of Palestine Studies, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs and Mediterranean Quarterly. The broadcast outlets CNN, Fox News, CBC, BBC, NPR and VOA have interviewed him. He also contributes regularly to news websites published by such outlets like The Globalist, Antiwar.com, LewRockwell.com, Asia Times Online, The National Interest, IRC Right Web Program, and Fox News.


  1. ^ "Extricating America from Its Middle Eastern Entanglement | Cato Institute". Cato.org. 1991-06-12. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  2. ^ "Leon T. Hadar | Cato Institute". Cato.org. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  3. ^ "Suicide Terrorism Expert Professor Robert Pape Named Ron Paul 2008 Foreign Policy Advisor". Businesswire.com. 2008-02-07. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  4. ^ "The Joseph & Alma Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies". Israelstudies.umd.edu. Archived from the original on 2016-08-08. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  5. ^ "Wikistrat profile on Leon Hadar". Wikistrat. Archived from the original on 9 February 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2012.
  6. ^ Hadar, Leon (29 April 2015). "Democrats' stance on trade angers Obama". The Business Times.
  7. ^ http://www.theglobalist.com/AuthorBiography.aspx?AuthorId=402 Bio/The Globalist
  8. ^ "Leon T. Hadar: The Independent Institute". Independent.org. 2016-07-05. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  9. ^ "The American Conservative » Freedom Means War". Archived from the original on 2011-12-10. Retrieved 2011-12-08.