What It’s About: Why Do Iran, Muslim Brotherhood, China, and Russia Seek America’s Demise?
Presenter: Clare M. Lopez is the Founder/President of Lopez Liberty LLC, with a mission to alert Americans to national security threats, both international and from the Islamic Movement/Muslim Brotherhood and their Marxist collaborators in this country. She writes for former Acting ICE Director Tom Homan and Tom Trento’s The United West at DefendtheBorder.com and is an instructor for John Guandolo’s Understanding the Threat “Into Action” program and the online National Security Academy. Lopez serves as a senior advisory board member for the Near East Center for Strategic Engagement (NEC-SE). From 2014-2020, Lopez served as VP for Research and Analysis at the Center for Security Policy. From 2013-2016, Lopez served as a member of the Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi and continues as a member of the Citizens’ Commission on National Security. Formerly VP of the Intelligence Summit, she was a career operations officer with the CIA, a professor at the Centre for Counter Intelligence & Security Studies, Executive Director of the Iran Policy Committee from 2005-2006 and has served as a consultant, instructor, intelligence analyst and researcher for a variety of defense firms. She was named a 2011 Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute. In February 2012, Ms. Lopez was named a member of Congressional Task Force on National & Homeland Security, focused on EMP threat. She has been a Visiting Researcher and guest lecturer on counter-terrorism, national defense and international relations at Georgetown University. She is the co-author of two published books on Iran and numerous articles on China and its military-civilian fusion Biological Weapons program. She is the author of The Rise of the Iran Lobby and co-author/editor of the Center’s Team B II study, Shariah: The Threat to America as well as The Tiger Team’s The Secure Freedom Strategy: A Plan for Victory Over the Global Jihad Movement. She co-authored “Gulen & the Gulenist Movement” with CSP’s Vice President for Outreach, Christopher Holton, See No Shariah: ‘Countering Violent Extremism & the Disarming of America’s First Line of Defense with Frank Gaffney, CSP’s past President and is both editor and co-author of the Center’s Ally No More: Erdogan’s New Turkish Caliphate and the Rising Jihadist Threat to the West. Lopez received a B.A. in Communications and French from Notre Dame College of Ohio and an M.A. in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. She completed Marine Corps Officer Candidate School (OCS) in Quantico, Virginia before joining the CIA.