Leslie S. Lebl
Principal, Lebl Associates

Other Articles and Blog Entries

Clemens Heni's blog,
November 22, 2015

The devil is in the detail, and the details are essential in fighting radical Islam

American Center for Democracy blog,
November 22, 2015

American Center for Democracy blog
April 3, 2015

The EU fails to see the danger in allowing sharia to be implemented in Europe

American Center for Democracy blog
March 27, 2015

Social benefits help to subsidize the failure of Muslims to assimilate into Europe

Clemens Heni's blog, May 15, 2010
A review of an article by Armina Omerika, newest member of Germany's Islam Conference.

American Thinker, Mar. 31, 2010
Looking for a silver lining, this time in the Mideast.

American Thinker, Mar. 13, 2010
Looking for a silver lining to ObamaCare.

American Thinker, Feb. 24, 2010
Another push on health care may drive Tea Partiers to embrace the Republicans.

American Thinker, Feb. 2,

The Obama administration will have to change the way it works if it is to 'pivot' to reduce deficits, etc.

American Thinker, Sep. 7, 2009
A checklist, co-authored with Libby Sternberg, of points President Obama is likely to make as he argues for health care reform.

American Thinker, Aug. 10, 2009
My misgivings about how the Democratic leadership is handling the health care debate.

American Thinker, Apr. 28, 2009
Some unfavorable comparisons that occurred to me while reading The Forgotten Man by Amity Shlaes.

Human Events, Oct. 20, 2008
Voters, if they choose Obama for president, will not get the results they clearly want for either the mortgage crisis or offshore oil and gas drilling.

Workshop on Interim Governments

Group Reports

Edited by Tony Joris. Report of a colloquium on the prospects for further cooperation between the European Union and the United States, October 2008.

Atlantic Council of the United States Policy Paper, arguing that NATO and the EU must renew their commitment to a transatlantic partnership. February 2006.

Report on a conference sponsored by the Navy International Program Office and the Department of National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School, July 2005.

Selected Works


American Center for Democracy blog
May 1, 2015

Review of Michel Houellebecq's Submission

Warning Sign
City Journal, Mar. 11, 2011

Russian author Elena Chudinova imagines France's bleak future under Islam.

Sharia's Dominion
City Journal, Jan. 29, 2010

Books by Wafa Sultan and Nonie Darwish argue that repression, cruelty and fear are central to Islam.

Radical Islam in Europe
Orbis, Winter 2010

Europe's deficient response to the challenge posed by radical Islam.

When America's Enemies Experience Domestic Unrest
American Thinker, Jun. 22, 2009
Events in Iran today are reminiscent of events in Poland when Solidarity was established.

Security and Data Sharing
Policy Review, April/​May 2009
Former senior Justice Department official Mark Richard and I examine the difficulties in sharing information between the United States and the European Union to combat terrorism and serious organized crime.

Bosnia and Global Jihad
American Thinker, Dec. 7, 2008

A review essay of Christopher Deliso's The Coming Balkan Caliphate: The Threat of Radical Islam to Europe and the West, and John R. Schindler's Unholy Terror: Bosnia, Al-Qa'ida, and the Rise of Global Jihad.

The Big Chill
Human Events, Sept. 17, 2008

The U.S. Congress needs to pass the Free Speech Protection Act to uphold First Amendment rights of American authors, particularly those writing on such issues as terrorist finance.

Tale of a German Sheikh
City Journal, Aug. 22, 2008

A review of Algerian author Boualem Sansal's Le Village de l'Allemand: ou le journal des freres Schiller, France's novel of the moment that links Islamism to Nazism.

US-European Security Relations after January 2009:
An American Perspective
Atlantic Perspective, Dec. 2007
Post-Bush improvements in transatlantic relations will be constrained by continuing differences in security threat assessments; the lingering effects of 'Bush-hatred'; and declining US interest in and knowledge of Europe, particularly the EU.

Understanding Muslim Extremism
Scripps Howard News Service, Apr. 3, 2007

Op-ed on Muslim extremism in Europe and the United States

Advancing U.S. Interests with the European Union
Atlantic Council of the United States, Feb. 2007

This monograph argues that the United States needs a new strategy for dealing with the European Union, and the organizational changes to support it.

Working with the European Union
Orbis, Winter 2006, pp. 117-32

Whether the EU becomes weaker or stronger, acts as partner or competitor, the United States cannot afford to ignore it.

A New Look at U.S.-German Ties in a Changing Europe
EuroFuture, Summer 2005, pp. 78-81

Germany must find its place along a continuum of EU and NATO security policies and military forces.

Security Beyond Borders
Policy Review, Apr./​May 2005, No. 130, pp. 23-43

EU counter-terrorism policy, including cooperation with the United States, was transformed after 9/​11.

The Iraq War and U.S.-European Relations
Orbis, Fall 2004, pp. 719-31

A review of Friendly Fire: The Near-Death of the Transatlantic Alliance, by Elizabeth Pond; America Unbound: The Bush Revolution in Foreign Policy, by Ivo H. Daalder and James M. Lindsay; and Allies at War: America, Europe and the Crisis over Iraq by Philip H. Gordon and Jeremy Shapiro. The Iraq dispute brings together underlying strategic tensions and growing transatlantic estrangement.

European Union Defense Policy: An American Perspective
Cato Institute Policy Analysis No. 516, Jun. 24, 2004

How the United States should respond to the emerging EU defense and security role.

Electing Kerry Won't Make Europe Like Us
The Hartford Courant, Jun. 20, 2004, p. C1

Instead, deep divisions over terrorism and other threats will remain. The United States needs to make its case to European publics.

Germany Was Not a Piece of Cake:
Lessons for de-Baathification
The Weekly Standard, Jul. 28, 2003

Reconstruction in Iraq will be neither fast, easy or successful from the start. But neither was reconstruction of Germany after World War II.