Dr. David Grantham

David Grantham authors the Transnational Threat Journal – Texas Series – a SFS publication that takes national security issues from the beltway to main street.

The Threat From Terrorism and Human Trafficking in Latin America

Hypothetical, if unproven, scenarios often dominate the storyline of possible collusion between organized crime and jihadists in Latin America. But the growth of illicit networks and successful human smuggling operations poses a known and immediate threat to U.S. national security. Read more at Inside Sources.

Read the longer study Terrorism in Latin America (Part Two): The Threat from Human Trafficking.

America Should Be Ready, Venezuela Might Become the Next Syria

The History of Government Evil in a Collapsing Venezuela – The American government must determine the likelihood of Venezuela becoming another Syria – this time in the western hemisphere. Read more at Townhall.com.

FOXNEWS: As Islamic extremism grows in Latin America, some want Trump to take action

Grantham told Fox News the report proves the threat from terrorism in the western hemisphere is not just from “lone wolf” radicalization or loosely affiliated jihadists tinkering on social media. Read more at Foxnews.com.

For Latin America, the Legacy of Communism is in its Response

The curious connection between Middle East terrorism and Latin America can partly be explained as a consequence of Cold War policies. Read more at the Conservative Online, a quarterly Journal sponsored by the Alliance of the Conservatives and Reformists in Europe (ACRE).

5 Reasons the US should defund the UN Palestinian Refugee program

(Co-author Calev Myers) – Despite billions of dollars in aid over the past six decades, there has been little improvement in the lives of Palestinians under UNRWA’s care. Read more in the Times of Israel.

Letter to the SEC: Reconsideration of Conflict Minerals Rule Implementation

“On behalf of the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), I am submitting this statement regarding the reconsideration of the conflict minerals rule implementation…” Continue reading.

Texas should challenge the movement to boycott Israel

BDS strategies will ultimately devastate the very people it purports to defend. Read more at the Texas Tribune.

Read the longer study Why the Divest Movement Would Hurt More Than Israel.

Three Reasons Why the United States Should Defund the U.N. Palestinian Refugee Program

Despite billions of dollars in aid over the past six decades, there has been little improvement in the lives of Palestinians under UNRWA’s care. To read the longer study, “Israel, the Palestinians, and the United Nations: Challenges for the New Administration,” click here.

Why Are We Ignoring Jihadists in Latin America?

Trump must reverse course and team up with Latin American partners to fight this war. Failure here will pale in comparison to failures elsewhere. Read more at Townhall.com.

Read the longer study Terrorism in Latin America (Part One): The Infiltration of Islamic Extremists.

Trump Admin Has Opportunity to Rebuild Military, Shrink Bloated Government

A 10 percent cut among general and flag officers and their staffs alone could save nearly $11.5 billion over 5 years. Read more at CNS News.

The longer study can be found at Real Clear Defense.

Dr. David Grantham

Antiquities and Conflict: Changing Military Strategy

Once treated as purely a criminal problem, the looting and sale of illicit antiquities has recently become matter of national security. Read more in the Norwich Review of International and Transnational Crime, pages 28-42.

Other related writings by Dr. Grantham on Islamic extremists and the illicit sale of antiquities includes: Inside Sources: ISIS and the Antiquities Trade: Looting to Sustain Terrorism.

Letter to the House Armed Services Committee and Senate Armed Services Committee

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