Rachel Marsden

Rachel Marsden

Rachel Marsden is a conservative commentator, international political strategist and university professor based in Paris, France. A former Fox News co-host and contributor, she has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox Business, Al Jazeera, France24, LCP TV France, Paris Premiere (France), iTele (France), Global Television (Canada) and Sirius Satellite Radio. A professor in the Graduate School of the Institute of Political Studies in Paris, she has written for the Wall Street Journal, Human Events, Spectator Magazine, The Hudson Institute and other commercial and think-tank publications.



Marsden served as director of a key think tank during the lead-up to the Iraq war and has run political and private-sector campaigns in North America and abroad.

Her website can be found at http://www.rachelmarsden.com.


Recent Work

October 23, 2018
by Rachel Marsden
Did Americans Help Train Khashoggi's Killers?

After initial denials, Saudi Arabia has admitted that Washington Post journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi died inside its ... Read More

After initial denials, Saudi Arabia has admitted that Washington Post journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi died inside its consulate in Istanbul earlier this... Read More

October 17, 2018
by Rachel Marsden
American Support of Saudi Arabia Has Backfired in a Big Way

PARIS -- Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian journalist working for the Washington Post, is believed to have been murdered inside... Read More

PARIS -- Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian journalist working for the Washington Post, is believed to have been murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week, and now the spotlight is shining brightly on U.S.-Saudi relations. Saudi Arabia long ago hijacked American foreign policy with... Read More

October 9, 2018
by Rachel Marsden
Capitalism's Victory in Brazil Proves US Door-Kicking Isn't Necessary

What happened to America's obsession with Latin America? During the Cold War, it was pretty much all we ever heard ... Read More

What happened to America's obsession with Latin America? During the Cold War, it was pretty much all we ever heard about on the foreign policy front. These days, it's doubtful that U.S. leadership would spit on Latin... Read More

October 3, 2018
by Rachel Marsden
New Strategic Focus an Improvement, but US Must Abandon Nation-State Cronyism

It's all laid out in black and white in the Summary of the 2018 National Defense Strategy: "Inter-state strategic competition, not ... Read More

It's all laid out in black and white in the Summary of the 2018 National Defense Strategy: "Inter-state strategic competition, not terrorism, is now the primary concern in U.S. national security." Last month, CIA Director... Read More

September 26, 2018
by Rachel Marsden
Social Media Propaganda Isn't Changing Any Functional Minds

In the endless attempt to undermine the legitimacy of U.S. President Donald Trump's victory in the 2016 election, much has ... Read More

In the endless attempt to undermine the legitimacy of U.S. President Donald Trump's victory in the 2016 election, much has been made of the role of social media. Read More

September 19, 2018
by Rachel Marsden
Trump shouldn't let himself be manipulated by agenda-driven cronies

Despite his generally good instincts, U.S. President Donald Trump is proving that his biggest weakness is on the foreign ... Read More

Despite his generally good instincts, U.S. President Donald Trump is proving that his biggest weakness is on the foreign affairs front, an area where his background is lacking. This forces him to rely on unelected advisers, many of whom seem to be peddling their own ... Read More

September 4, 2018
by Rachel Marsden
U.S. Foreign Aid Should be Redirected to Risk-Taking Companies

PARIS -- The Pentagon cancelled $300 million worth of military aid to Pakistan, just as Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo,... Read More

PARIS -- The Pentagon cancelled $300 million worth of military aid to Pakistan, just as Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, was preparing to travel to Islamabad to meet with Prime Minister Imran Khan. The move is no doubt a negotiating tactic to get Pakistan to stop... Read More

August 28, 2018
by Rachel Marsden
Democracy Has Become a Useful Excuse for Endless Foreign Meddling

Am I the only one sick of hearing about how we should launch headlong into another conflict in the name ... Read More

Am I the only one sick of hearing about how we should launch headlong into another conflict in the name of democracy? Read More

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