Archive for the 'Clare Lopez' Category

WILLIAM GRAHAM, Former Science Advisor to the Reagan Administration:

  • Debating the administration's proposal to eliminate the last lab samples of small pox
  • Potential for genetically modified viruses, including smallpox, to be used as biological weapons
  • Russia's ban on American astronauts aboard the International Space Station
CHARLOTTE FLORANCE, Research Associate at The Heritage Foundation's Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies:
  • Northern Nigeria's deep mistrust of Goodluck Jonathan's government, the support that animosity lent to the rise of Boko Haram, and the missteps the government took after the kidnapping of nearly 300 schoolgirls
  • The regional spread of shariah in Africa, and Boko Haram's international appeal to jihadists
  • The case of Merriam Ibrahim and what it shows about the way Shariah adherents can manipulate religious law with no regard for the judicial process
ANDY MCCARTHY, former federal prosecutor:
  • Attempts to limit free speech in the United States via international laws made by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation
  • New findings made by Judicial Watch on the IRS targeting controversy, and Senator Carl Levin's role in the scandal
CLARE LOPEZ, Vice President of Research and Analysis at the Center for Security Policy:
  • Finding the common theme between events in Sudan, Nigeria, and elsewhere in the world with regards to women's rights
  • The role the US's alliance with militias linked to Al Qaeda played in creating the current chaos in Libya
  • Gaps between the international stance and Iran's position in the nuclear talks; what will happen if an agreement is not reached by July 20th?

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TOM POPIK, founder of the Foundation for Resilient Societies, explains why the custom nature of US electrical grid technology means it could take up to a year to replace it in the event that a majority of the grid is destroyed by an EMP attack.

CLARE LOPEZ, a senior fellow at the Center for Security Policy, offers her opinion on why Iran has yet to be held accountable for its many connections to terrorism, including the 9/11 attacks and the Lockerbie bombing.

BILL GERTZ, Senior Editor at the Washington Free Beacon, reports on hacking performed by Chinese police at the People's Security University of Beijing. He also addresses China's new supersonic missile capability and how the United States Military is aiming to close the technology gap between the two.

Retired Air Force Captain SYLVIA LONGMIRE, author of the upcoming book "Border Insecurity: Why Big Money, Fences and Drones Aren't Making Us Safer," discusses the increase in violence and armed conflicts that point to an unstable security situation as the US tries to secure its borders.

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BILL ROGGIO, managing editor of The Long War Journal, joins guest host JIM HANSON, to discuss the Navy SEAL-led raids in Libya and Somalia over the past weekend, and how secure the US is against terrorist attacks similar to the Westgate mall attack in Kenya.

MIKE BASTASCH, of the Daily Caller, explains the flaws of the United Nations' climate change panel.

GORDON CHANG, of, discusses the lapse in American foreign policy in Asia throughout the years and what impact it is now having on the world today.

CLARE LOPEZ, a senior fellow at the Clarion Project, talks about the recent assassination of an Iranian cyber-warfare official, as well as the latest updates in Iran's developing nuclear program.

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ANDY McCARTHY, former federal prosecutor, discusses the start of the Nidal Hasan trial, as well as the situation in Egypt and the Islamist influences that still exist in the country.

CLIFFORD MAY, of the Foundation For Defense Of Democracies, gives a deeper analysis of the current threat posed by Al-Qaeda in the wake of a mass closure of US embassies and dispels the Obama administration's past suggestions that the core of Al-Qaeda had been diminished enough to not be a viable threat.

ROGER NORIEGA, of American Enterprise Institute, examines the political opposition in Venezuela and the status of the Maduro's government. Roger also examines Iran's presence in the Americas and the situation in Cuba with the resurgence of a Russian alliance.

CLARE LOPEZ, of Clarion, dissects the Iranian lobby in the United States and how the new Iranian President is anything from being moderate.

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Congressman JOHN FLEMING, of the 4th Congressional District of Louisiana, gives his insight on the battle for religious freedom within the military. He also more deeply examines the Lacey Act and Americans being prosecuted on American soil with foreign laws.

CLAUDIA ROSETT, journalist in residence at Foundation for Defense of Democracies, discusses her article, UNESCO's Grotesque Embrace of Che Guevara, looking deeper into the organization and what it truly stands for.

ANDY MCCARTHY, of the National Review Online, covers a variety of topics ranging from the meaning behind the Abu Ghraib prison escape to the reason why Samantha Power is losing support in the Senate.

CLARE LOPEZ. of, dissects the underlying agenda of the National Iranian American Council to promote the Iranian agenda in American foreign policy.

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ROBERT SPRINGBORG, professor of Naval Affairs at the Naval Graduate School, analyzes the Egyptian military, General al-Sisi and his relationship with Morsi, as well as Muslim brotherhood and Islamist influence/status within the Egyptian military.

CLARE LOPEZ, of the Center for Security Policy, takes a look at the events unfolding in Egypt today in relation to democracy and to American foreign policy. Specifically she looks at the influence that the Muslim Brotherhood and other radical Islamist groups wield in Egypt, the Middle East and in the United States.

ANDY MCCARTHY, of the National Review Online, breaks down the continuing role that radical Islam has in the Arab Spring and democracy in the Middle East as well as where he feels Egypt will move to in the aftermath of Morsi's ouster and the extreme violence that is currently shaking the country at its' core.

LEE STRANAHAN, of Breitbart News and founder film school boot camp, examines Guardian reporter Greenwald's involvement with Edward Snowden and the NSA leaks. Lee also examines Snowden’s remarks that this was a planned operation and Snowden’s search for asylum.

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BARRY RUBIN, of the Gloria Center, first talks with Frank about last week's speech made by President Obama, and then looks toward the future of Syria and Obama's views about the ideology driving the Muslim Brotherhood.

CLARE LOPEZ of the Center for Security Policy talks about the London terrorist attack, the ongoing rioting in Sweden, and how these incidents are evidence of a larger threat from jihadism.

ANDY MCCARTHY of the National Review Online gives his perspective on Obama's speech as well as looks at the brief meeting McCain held in Syria over the holiday weekend with the Free Syrian Army and questions why Republicans are so willing to follow and listen to McCain's outdated views in regards to the situation in Syria.

BRUCE BECHTOL, author of "The Last Days of Kim Jong-Il," explains how the last three years of Kim Jong-Il's regime are having a direct impact on what is happening now, both politically and militarily, in North Korea under the reign of his son and successor, Kim Jong-Un.

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CLARE LOPEZ, former CIA officer and Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy, walks us through the traps of realistic contingencies in Syria.

ROGER NORIEGA of InterAmerican Security Watch warns that the new president of Mexico is making a “short term pact with the devil” that allows narco-traffickers to continue their work in exchange for a decrease in violence.

Chairman of the US House Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs DANA ROHRABACHER makes the case for why the US should stay out of the conflict in Syria, arguing that there is no side that the US could support that would not turn against it in the long run.

GORDON CHANG, writer at, reports on the breaking story that North Korea is essentially creating a hostage situation by refusing to allow some South Korean citizens to leave the demilitarized zone between the two countries—a move that Chang believes points to North Korean threats being more than mere rhetoric.

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Former CIA officer CLARE LOPEZ of the Center for Security Policy maps the threat matrix between Al Qaeda and Iran, and details the Gramscian strategy of the Muslim Brotherhood in connection to the Islamic Society of Boston Mosque.

Military blogger and former Army Special Operator JIM HANSON cuts through the politics of the drone debate on civil liberties.

Oklahoma Senator JAMES "JIM" INHOFE reviews presidential priorities in national security from counter terrorism assets like Gitmo to strategic losses in the defense infrastructure from pre-sequestration budget cuts, job killing program delays, and blunders in nuclear posture.

Professor BARRY RUBIN, director of the Global Research in International Affairs center in Herzliya, breaks down the dynamic in the Middle East between Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan and President Obama, as well as identifies the main supporters of the would-be Islamist regime in Syria.

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With Adam Kredo, Clare Lopez, Jim Hanson, and Diana West.

From the Washington Free Beacon, ADAM KREDO explains the series of unprecedented events that led to Hagel's nomination yesterday, and predicts what will happen when looming defense cuts descend at the end of the week.

CLARE LOPEZ, senior fellow at, wonders what is happening at Fordow nuclear plant in Iran, the site of a possible underground nuclear explosion,  and criticizes Secretary Kerry for openly talking of arming Syrian rebels of which at least 1/4 are Al Qaeda affilitates.

JIM HANSON, from, expresses his fears about what Hagel's nomination will mean for US national security, explains President Karzai's edict expelling US forces from Wardak province in Afghanistan, and reports what sequestration cuts will mean for countless Army units.

DIANA WEST, nationally syndicated columnist and author of the upcoming American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character, criticizes the House and the Senate for "absolutely surrender[ing] their roles" as a check on the executive power, and explains how President Obama is effectively working off of a new constitution that doesn't recognize as equals the other two branches of government.

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