Tag Archives: Clare Lopez

Russia Exercises Drills for Nuclear Forces

With Clare Lopez, Chuck Devore, Dan Gallington and Hans Von Spakovsky

CLARE LOPEZ, Vice President for Research & Analysis at the Center for Security Policy, Former CIA clandestine officer:

  • Why Turkey can no longer be considered an ally
  • What is Erdogan up to in Syria?
  • Dissecting Erdogan’s nuclear ambitions

CHUCK DEVORE, Vice President of National Initiatives at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Special Assistant for Foreign Affairs (Reagan White House appointee in the Pentagon) from 1986 to 1988, Former California Assemblyman:

  • The vulnerability of the U.S. electric grid
  • What is causing the lack of grid resiliency in California?
  • How some U.S. investors are underwriting China’s economy

DAN GALLINGTON, Senior Policy and Program Advisor, George C. Marshall Institute, Served in senior national security policy positions in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Department of Justice, and as bipartisan general counsel for the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.:

  • The nuclear threat we face from Putin’s Russia
  • Is Russia planning a strategic nuclear attack on the U.S.
  • The significance of Russian military exercises historically
  • Did some DOJ officials abuse the FISA warrant process?

HANS VON SPAKOVSKY, Manager, Election Law Reform Initiative and Senior Legal Fellow Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at the Heritage Foundation, Former Member of the Federal Election Commission:

  • Should felons be able to vote?
  • NBA sides with Communist China over Hong Kong protests
  • The reality of voter fraud in America
  • Implications of Beijing’s speech censorship



SCS Webinar – Clare Lopez – Borders Work! — Fact-Finding Trip to Israel –Tuesday 7/16 7 PM EDT

Tuesday, July 16th 7 PM EDT

Clare Lopez

Borders Work!

Fact-Finding Trip to Israel

National Security Lessons for America

Clare Lopez, VP for Research and Analysis, Center for Security Policy, explores the variety of barriers that Israel has been forced to erect to keep its people safe.

Illegal immigration of 100,000 Africans via Israel’s southern border has been fully solved by the application of barrier technology.

Israel has the will to maintain its national sovereignty. Do we?

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Understanding the Sharia Supremacist Threat

With Brig Barker, Daniel Greenfield, James Fanell and Clare Lopez

BRIG BARKER, Former FBI Counter-Terrorism Agent, President and CEO of Red Rock Security Group:

  • Why the U.S. lacks interest in growing Jihad threat
  • The significance of understanding the threat

DANIEL GREENFIELD, Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center for Security Policy, Blogs at Sultan Knish, Contributing Fellow at Family Security Matters:

  • The difficulties of understanding the nature of sharia supremacism
  • Implications of the Red-Green axis
  • The failure of the Left to identity the radical Islamist threat

JAMES FANELL, Retired from US Navy in 2015 concluding 30 year career as a naval intelligence officer specializing in Indo-Asia Pacific security affairs with an emphasis on the Chinese Navy, Assignments included tours as the Assistant Chief of Staff for intelligence for the U.S. Seventh Fleet aboard the USS Blue Ridge, the Office of Naval Intelligence China Senior Intelligence Officer, etc., Former National Security Affairs Fellow at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University:

  • Escalations on the Persian Gulf
  • Iran’s aggressive actions towards the U.S.
  • Dissecting Tehran’s true weapons capabilities

CLARE LOPEZ, Vice President for Research & Analysis at the Center for Security Policy, Former CIA clandestine officer:

  • Manifestations of Iran’s hostilities toward the West
  • Impacts of President Trump’s maximum pressure campaign
  • Are retaliations against Iran’s recent actions necessary?




Enemies Within Series: Tom Trento, John Guandolo, Philip Haney, and Clare Lopez report -What America Can Learn From Israel #WallsWork

Center Vice President for Research and Analysis Clare Lopez is currently on a fact-finding mission to the Middle East to learn from Israel’s experiences employing border walls, barriers and fences in the service of national sovereignty.

She appeared on the Sharia Crime Stoppers program to discuss this topic alongside fellow experts in the field:

Sharia Crime Stoppers presents: Tom Trento, John Guandolo, Philip Haney, Clare Lopez, and special guest: Dr. Danny Tirza    Reporting in FROM Israel!

  • Tom Trento, Executive Director of The United West and Co-Author, Shariah The Threat to America
  • John Guandolo, Former FBI, Founder – Understanding The Threat (UTT) and Author of 2 books located here.
  • Philip Haney, Founding Member of DHS and Author of See Something/Say Nothing
  • Clare Lopez, Former CIA Operations Officer, VP for Research & Analysis – Center for Security Policy (CSP) and co-author to many books available at CSP

Special Guest: Dr. Danny Tirza, Col. (res.) Dr. Danny Tirza headed the strategic and spatial planning unit of the IDF Central Command from 1994 to 2007, in charge of the formulation of Israel’s security positions in negotiations with the Palestinians. He served as the IDF’s chief architect for the West Bank Security Fence.

Excerpt from: Forbes.com article, Feb 2017:

When it comes to planning a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, the Trump Administration could learn a few things from Dany Tirza, the man who orchestrated Israel’s barriers on the West Bank and Sinai Peninsula. 


 

Iran’s IRGC Is on the Foreign Terrorist List — Now What?

Originally published by Newsmax:

With the long overdue designation of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO) on April 15, 2019, the Trump administration finally acknowledged officially that the Tehran regime deploys the IRGC, including its Qods Force element, as its terror execution arm. (President George W. Bush’s Treasury Department designated the Qods Force a “specially designated global terrorist” in 2007.)

Nearly eighteen years after the IRGC/Qods Force (as well as the Ministry of Intelligence and Security or MOIS) collaborated in the 9/11 attacks with al-Qa’eda, the Taliban, and the Saudis, the U.S. government has determined that “Iran is an outlaw regime that uses terrorism as a key tool of statecraft and that the IRGC, part of Iran’s official military, has engaged in terrorist activity or terrorism since its inception 40 years ago.”

For the first time with this designation, though, the U.S. government has named an official military unit of a UN member nation state to the FTO list: every other group on that list is a sub-national terror group.

The Iranian regime retaliated within days when its parliament, the Majlis, passed a bill that President Hassan Rouhani signed into law “declaring all U.S. forces in the Middle East terrorists and calling the U.S. government a sponsor of terrorism.” Ominously, Rouhani reportedly has directed the Iranian National Security Council to coordinate compliance with the new law among the Iranian armed forces and Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Intelligence.

The question for U.S. policymakers is how we will actually treat the IRGC and Qods Force, now that they’re on the FTO list.

The Iranian regime itself has been a designated state sponsor of terror since 1984. It is not clear, however, that the Trump administration has formulated a comprehensive policy that goes beyond sanctions. For example, the U.S. drops MOABs on the Islamic State and conducts drone strikes against al-Qa’eda and the Taliban. Special Operations units fight alongside West African militaries to eliminate Boko Haram. Likewise, Israel takes a pro-active approach to deterring Iran and its terror proxy, Hizballah, from establishing a presence anywhere near the Golan Heights or from posing a threat to the Jewish State from Lebanon or the territory of the Damascus regime.

Does this mean that the U.S. will now consider launching air strikes against IRGC and Qods Force intelligence hubs, logistics centers, training camps, and weapons depots? Which hubs, centers, camps, or depots? The ones in Lebanon, the former Iraq, the former Syria? What about the IRGC/Qods Force presence in Latin America? In Venezuela, for example? Would the Pentagon now consider deploying U.S. Special Operations forces to attack them? How about assassination operations? Secretary Pompeo has declared that Qods Force commander Qassem Suleimani “has the blood of Americans on his hands” — and indeed he does. Far too much of it. When Pompeo pledges to pursue Suleimani as the U.S. does the leadership of the Islamic State, does that make him a legitimate capture/kill target?

Particularly in view of statements by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in May 2018 that “regime change” is not the goal of the Trump administration’s policy towards Iran, the inexorable tightening of financial screws by way of sanctions, including against Iran’s ability to export oil, and now the FTO designation of the IRGC, would seem aimed at something a little more tangible — and realistic — than “behavior modification.”

In Pompeo’s words, “It’s about changing the behavior of the leadership in Iran to comport with what the Iranian people really want them to do,” he said. That same month of May 2018, however, in a seminal foreign policy speech, Pompeo also laid out a set of twelve demands for just such changes in Iranian regime behavior, which taken together, amount to nothing less than an ultimatum for self-destruction by the mullahs’ regime.

The fact that three successive U.S. administrations now have avoided holding the Iranian regime to account for its role in the attacks of 9/11 can hardly fill the mullahs and their IRGC thugs with trepidation over what the U.S. will do now.

So, what does treating Iran as a terrorist nation really mean for the Trump administration? And why is regime change officially off the table? Would not open U.S. support for the Iranian people — the oppressed and trampled ethnic minorities, labor unions, students, women, and patriotic Iranian dissidents both inside and outside the country — send the clearest message of all, that this Tehran regime’s days are numbered?

The Iranian regime is an outlaw regime. It has the blood of thousands of Americans on its hands, as well as that of tens of thousands of its own people. It exists for the self-avowed purpose of waging jihad to establish the global rule of shariah (Islamic Law). It supports Islamic terror groups and has directed terror attacks the world over. It is an aggressively destabilizing force throughout the Middle East and beyond that threatens genocide against the Jewish State of Israel. The IRGC is a Foreign Terrorist Organization and the Tehran regime is the foremost state sponsor of terrorism. Time for the U.S. to declare their elimination official national policy.