Earlier this month Clare Lopez was one of the participants on a panel sponsored by the Center for Security Policy at the annual CPAC conference in Washington D.C. In this talk she discusses the strategic danger that the Islamic Republic of Iran poses to the United States and the rest of the Middle East, and the disastrous consequences brought on by the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Tehran.
Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video:
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, she was formerly 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 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.