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Intelligence Analyst

Ilana Freedman
Intelligence Analyst

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Ilana Freedman is a veteran intelligence analyst and advisor in intelligence-led counter-terrorism solutions. Trained in Israel, where she lived and worked for sixteen years, she returned to the U.S., and served as CEO of Gerard Group International in Massachusetts until 2009. Since then, Ilana has been an independent consultant, working with major corporations and government agencies on security issues. She is the author of many articles on the terrorist threat to America and the West, and four books on Islamic terrorism. Her global network of specialists and field assets provides an ongoing resource of critical, real-time intelligence and domain expertise.

  • In 2007, she was instrumental in the intercession of a mass casualty terrorist event in Manhattan.
  • In January 2012, she identified the early activities in Syria of the group that later became known as ISIS.
  • In September 2012, on the day immediately following the 9/11 attacks in Benghazi, she reported in depth on the real story of what happened that night, including the well-planned execution of an organized attack by an al Qaeda–linked group, the gun-running activities at the ‘consulate’, the brutal murder of Ambassador Stevens, and the official administration lies that followed.
  • In 2014, she revealed Iran’s secret collaboration between Iran and North Korea in the mountains of the rogue regime. Freedman reported on the Iranian airlift of its nuclear research program and their joint efforts to develop plutonium bombs, miniaturize warheads, improve multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle (MIRV) warheads, and enhanced delivery systems, and identified the sites and their functions.

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“Ilana Freedman is a veteran intelligence analyst with a reputation for outstanding analytical skill and thought provoking commentary.” Dr. Steven Moysey, Intelligence Consultant and Counter-Terrorism Specialist

“Jihad! Understanding the Threat of the Islamic State in America”, by Ilana Freedman . . . delves into IS’ inspirational Islamist identity and describes the real threat it consequently poses to the United States. Ms. Freedman brings to bear her rigorous scholarship and sober analysis in order to define this enemy accurately and illuminate its abilities, intentions and motivations. . . . It should be considered required reading.” Center for Security Policy

“[Ilana Freedman] brings to bear her rigorous scholarship and solid analysis to help explain how it is that indoctrination in the Islamic canon can and does all too often lead to an absolute conviction of Islamic supremacism, and thence to violence.” Clare Lopez, Center for Security Policy



In the course of her career, Ilana has authored several hundred columns on terrorism and counter-terrorism security, and has been quoted in the New York Post, Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Business Week, Washington Times, and the Financial Times. She has been a keynote speaker at conferences in China, Israel, and throughout the U.S. She is the author of a series of monographs for the Center for Security Policy on the subject of the terrorist threat to America. The series includes Jihad! The Threat of the Islamic State in America, Tablighi Jama’at: Gateway to Jihad. and the fourth book, released on December 2017, Hamas, CAIR, and the Muslim Brotherhood: The Secret Plot to Destroy America. A fourth book, Conceived in Terror: The History of Hamas, is scheduled to be published in 2018.