Clare M. Lopez

Clare M. Lopez is a strategic policy and intelligence expert with a focus on national defense, Islam, Iran, and counterterrorism issues. Currently a senior fellow at the Center for Security Policy and the Clarion Fund, and vice president of the Intelligence Summit, she formerly was a career operations officer with the Central Intelligence Agency, a professor at the Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies, Executive Director of the Iran Policy Committee from 2005-2006, and has served as a consultant, intelligence analyst, and researcher for a variety of defense firms. She was named a Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute in 2011.

Already an advisor to EMP Act America, in February 2012 Ms. Lopez was named a member of the Congressional Task Force on National and Homeland Security, which focuses on the Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) threat to the nation. She is deputy director of the U.S. Counterterrorism Advisory Team for the Military Department of the South Carolina National Guard and serves as a member of the Boards of Advisors/Directors for the Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia, the Clarion Fund, the Institute of World Affairs, the Intelligence Analysis and Research program at her undergraduate alma mater, Notre Dame College of Ohio, and United West. She has been a Visiting Researcher and guest lecturer on counterterrorism, national defense, and international relations at Georgetown University. Ms. Lopez is a regular contributor to print and broadcast media on subjects related to Iran and the Middle East and the co-author of two published books on Iran. She is the author of an acclaimed paper for the Center, The Rise of the Iran Lobby and co-author/editor of the Center's Team B II study, "Shariah: The Threat to America".

Ms. 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 declining a commission, in favor of joining the CIA.


Writings by Clare M. Lopez  (View Biography)

Title Date
The Mosque: Center of Religion, Politics and Dominance (4 comments) August 6, 2013 at 5:00 am
America Joins the Jihad (10 comments) July 16, 2013 at 5:00 am
U.S. Keeps Joining the Forces of Jihad (8 comments) June 27, 2013 at 5:00 am
National Defense vs. the Ideology of Jihad (5 comments) June 14, 2013 at 5:00 am
The War on Terror is Over: Now What? (3 comments) June 3, 2013 at 4:45 am
The New, Improved Axis of Jihad (3 comments) May 24, 2013 at 5:00 am
Time to Derail the Saudi "Visa Express" (3 comments) April 29, 2013 at 4:30 am
History of the Muslim Brotherhood Penetration of the U.S. Government (18 comments) April 15, 2013 at 5:00 am