Rachel Marsden

Posted September 30, 2015

Sessions of the United Nations General Assembly always end up getting reduced to pleas for financial support. It's like an annual telethon without the phone number on the bottom of the screen. No number is required, since you'll be donating anyway through your government.

Posted September 23, 2015

American leadership should focus on securing energy independence, which will enable the U.S. to pull up anchor in the Middle East for good and deal with the region more selectively, making engagement with the Middle East seem more like a fun date rather than a bad marriage to an insecure spouse.

Posted September 16, 2015

Two of the biggest global challenges of the past decade -- terrorism and the 2008 financial crisis -- have given rise to some well-intentioned legislation that has missed the mark.

Posted September 09, 2015

As tens of thousands of migrants flood into Europe from Syria -- primarily as a result of poorly considered Western military intervention and the subsequent rise of the Islamic State -- hearts are growing so large that they risk displacing brains.

Posted September 02, 2015

Get ready to blow a fuse on the popcorn machine. The U.S. State Department is playing WikiLeaks with the emails of former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who serves as co-president of the Republic of Clintonstan and also happens to be running for the U.S. presidency.

Posted August 25, 2015

Last Friday, 25-year-old Moroccan-born Ayoub El-Khazzani allegedly boarded a Paris-bound Thalys train in Belgium with a Kalashnikov rifle, nine magazines of ammunition, a pistol and a box cutter.

Posted August 18, 2015

In the wake of the Iranian nuclear agreement, Gen. Mohammad Reza Naghdi, a commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, expressed concern that the United States would try to impose Western culture in his country.

Posted August 11, 2015

It's no wonder that Trump dominated the post-debate polls. It's not that Trump is an example of mere style over substance. Rather, he's an example of substance and action bolstered by bluster.

Posted August 04, 2015

History will remember U.S. President Barack Obama for having unshackled Iran from economic sanctions so it could enjoy the full benefit of its oil revenues -- some $100 billion or so on standby, according to U.S. Treasury estimates. Obama has arguably done more for Iran's energy independence than he has for America's.

Posted July 28, 2015

I recently heard a panel of journalists complain on a radio show that Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump won't stop hijacking the news cycle and is effectively preventing them from covering other stories. There were no such complaints during Barack Obama's first presidential campaign, even when it consisted mainly of platitudes about "hope and change."

Posted July 22, 2015

The Islamic State is getting foreign aid from somewhere. The West needs to connect the dots and trace the proxies or moneymen back to their nations so we can force them to be accountable for financing terrorism.

Posted July 14, 2015

The five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany have struck a deal with Iran to lift economic sanctions and open the country back up for business in exchange for limitations on Iran's nuclear program.

Posted July 07, 2015

Over the long Independence Day weekend in America, did you spend more time in your little bedroom community pondering the potential of a terrorist attack than wondering how long you should let your hot dogs sizzle on the grill? If so, then America has far more serious problems than terrorism.

Posted June 30, 2015

Uber may not be a service that suits everyone -- as a woman riding solo, I'm not willing to chance it -- but it has nonetheless exposed impediments to a free market in the French taxi industry.

Posted June 23, 2015

PARIS -- For the latest example of Russia's "long game" in its worldwide competition against Western interests, look no further than how Russia is handling the matter of Greece and its endless financial woes. And if Russia ultimately wins, we in the West have only ourselves to blame.

Posted June 18, 2015

Two years ago, former NSA contractor and CIA employee Edward Snowden bailed to Hong Kong with a stash of digitized top-secret documents, some of which have since dribbled out into the public domain. According to a newly declassified report by the CIA's Office of the Inspector General, systemic vulnerabilities in the intelligence community long predate Snowden.

Posted June 12, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama recently cautioned U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduates in a commencement speech: "I'm here today to say that climate change constitutes a serious threat to global security, an immediate risk to our national security. And, make no mistake, it will impact how our military defends our country."

Posted June 02, 2015

Parts of the U.S. Patriot Act expired on Sunday. You may not have noticed, but the terrorists did. At least that's what CIA Director John Brennan said on CBS's "Face the Nation."

Posted May 26, 2015

The fight against the Islamic State is making for some odd bedfellows -- namely, the U.S. and Iran. Perhaps that isn't a bad thing, as average Americans could be the ultimate beneficiaries.

Posted May 19, 2015

Pentagon officials are touting the success of a Delta Force special operations commando raid in Syria last weekend that resulted in the dispatch of about a dozen Islamic State riffraff.