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Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld is Director of the New York-based American Center for Democracy and the Economic Warfare Institute. Dr. Ehrenfeld is an authority on economic warfare, terrorist financing, the shadowy movement of funds through international banking and money laundering. She has a unique understanding of the challenges of international terrorism, including radical Muslims, to democracy and freedom, and how manipulations of financial markets, Islamic banking, transnational criminal & terrorist groups, money laundering and political corruption facilitate terror financing and economic terrorism. Ehrenfeld has testified before Congressional Committees, as well as the Canadian and European Parliaments, and provided evidence to the British Parliament, and consulted government agencies such as the Department of Defense and Homeland Security. Fluent in several languages, she organized numerous international conferences and with the ACD team served as an election observer in Central Asia, North Africa and Eastern European countries. She is also a Member of the Board of Directors of the Committee on the Present Danger, along with former Secretary of State George Schulz and former CIA Director James Woolsey. She scholar at the Columbia University Institute of War and Peace Studies, a research scholar at the New York University School of Law, and a fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and Jesus College at Cambridge University. She has a Ph.D in Criminology from the Hebrew University School of Law. She is the author of hundreds of articles, academic publications and several books.

ARTICLES BY: Rachel Ehrenfeld

September 9, 2015 8:19 am

Obama and Kerry: The ‘Lemon’-Car Salesmen

Just like a used-car salesman, Secretary of State John Kerry continues to peddle the defective agreement with Iran. And his boss, who commands the lemon-car dealership, has successfully persuaded enough Democratic senators...

August 20, 2015 11:57 am

To Stop ISIS, Stop Its Ability to Sell Oil

Presidential candidate and billionaire businessman Donald Trump has the right idea on how to stop ISIS. "I would knock out the source of their wealth,...

July 22, 2015 2:24 pm

After Iran Deal, Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize is Even More Ludicrous

The 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, U.S. President Barack Obama, has violated all three of Alfred Nobel's stipulations for the award. Instead of working for the "abolition or...

January 15, 2014 11:20 am

Erdogan’s Russia Problem (and Vice-Versa)

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's growing Islamist tendencies and his crackdown on the military and the media have upset many in Turkey. Revelations of...

November 28, 2013 11:01 am

Obama’s Road to Tehran

On Oct. 9, 2009, United States President Barack Hussein Obama was prematurely awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, for preferring "dialogue and negotiations ... as instruments...

November 10, 2013 5:00 pm

Why is Obama Allowing Iran to Build Nuclear Weapons?

Departing from Geneva after another negotiation charade with the P5+1, Iran's Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, assured reporters: "we are all on the same wavelength." Secretary of State John F. Kerry,...

August 8, 2013 9:20 am

Obama’s Foreign Policy ‘Successes’

The Obama Administration hardly regards itself as having failed at anything. In fact, it judges itself by its intentions, not by its results. Hillary Clinton, in...

July 25, 2013 9:34 am

For Europe, Greed and Cowardice Trump Security and Justice

The news that the EU designated Hezbollah's "military wing" as a terrorist organization made headlines in the U.S. and Europe. Missing from most reports was...

July 10, 2013 3:08 pm

‘Rebel’ Song Offers Hope for Egypt’s Future

With more daring Egyptians like the rappers of "The Rebel Song," there is a glimmer of hope that Egypt may not be lost to the...

June 24, 2013 9:57 am

Joining the Syrian Fray to Avoid Facing Iran

Reported division between the United States President and his Secretary of State regarding American intervention on behalf of Syria's Sunni opposition, will afford Obama deniability for...

June 21, 2013 9:23 am

Telling the Truth About Ukraine’s Rising Anti-Semitic ‘Svoboda’ Party: An Eye-Opening Experience – With Portents for Ukraine’s Future

On May 24, my commentary, "Svoboda Fuels Ukraine's Growing Anti-Semitism," was published in The Algemeiner, raising concerns about growing anti-Semitic political forces in Ukraine....

June 18, 2013 2:02 am

Opinion: Clueless, Obama Harms the U.S. Without & Within

Imagine, the White House and Iran's president-elect agree. Both congratulated the Iranian people on their determination to participate in the "political process" of the purported...

June 17, 2013 10:40 am

Fire Wars – Forest Jihad in America

American focus on the NSA "leaks" diverts attention from real existential threats and economic devastation that for now affects  mostly the West. The fire raging in...

June 11, 2013 6:57 am

Obama and Xi – Hot Air and Mirage

The Rancho Mirage meeting between Obama and Xi Jinping left no room for illusion that the basic disagreements between the United States and China could be resolved anytime...


It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s ‘Superman’ … at the Kotel - American actor Dean Cain, known for his role as “Superman” in the hit 1990s’...


Jewish Groups Weigh-in on Pompeo for Secretary of State - Many major American Jewish organizations are pleased by the nomination of CIA director Mike Pompeo to succeed Rex Tillerson...

Training for War in Gaza as Hamas Lurks in Tunnels and Towers - Since Hamas came to power in the Gaza Strip more than a decade ago, it has built, trained and...

Israeli Attractions: Givat Sher, the Judean Lowhills - In the town of Modi’in, which is situated between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, lies Givat Sher (“The hill of...


European Powers Propose New Iran Sanctions to Meet Trump Ultimatum

Britain, France and Germany have proposed fresh EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria's war, according to a confidential document, in a bid to persuade Washington...


Israel Ranks 11th in UN ‘World Happiness Report’ - Israel just missed out on a place in the top 10 happiest countries in the world, placing 11th in the latest world happiness index. “The World Happiness Report 2018,” compiled by the United Nations Sustainable...

Middle East

Abbas Meets With Released Prisoner Who Was Accomplice in Murder of Israeli - In the presidential office in Ramallah on March 14, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas met with Rajaei Haddad, a terrorist from eastern Jerusalem released from prison after serving a...