Joseph Humire
Joseph M. Humire is a global security expert, focusing on the nexus between security, defense and economic freedom. Humire’s research and investigations on the crime-terror nexus, Islamic extremism and Iran’s influence in the Western Hemisphere has been sought after by various entities within the U.S. government, particularly the Department of Defense and the U.S. intelligence community, as well as prominent think tanks and universities throughout the Americas. Moreover, Humire is an eight-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps and has served combat tours in Iraq and Liberia, as well as took part in the multinational training exercise in Latin America: UNITAS 45-04.

Currently, Humire serves as the Executive Director of the Center for a Secure Free Society (SFS), a global think tank based in Washington D.C. that focuses on advancing security and freedom around the world by catalyzing and connecting a global network of security specialists that examine the nexus between economics, security, intelligence and defense. Prior to this, Humire was the Director of Institute Relations at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation where he trained and advised a network of more than 300 think tanks in over 85 countries around the world.

In addition, as a Principal of the Cordoba Group International LLC, Humire specializes in providing evidence-based research and geo-strategic analysis to private sector clients seeking to engage emerging markets in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Lastly, Humire has testified before the U.S. House Homeland Security and Foreign Affairs Committees, as well as the Canadian Parliament on a variety of security and defense issues, primarily related to asymmetric threats from Latin America. In 2014, Humire will release his first book on “Iran’s Strategic Penetration of Latin America” published by Lexington Books.

Humire holds a degree in Economics and Global Affairs from George Mason University and is fluent in Spanish and English and knowledgeable of Quechua and Portuguese.

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The Terrorist Threat Canada Needs to Take Seriously

(14) Comments | Posted January 18, 2013 | 11:57 AM

When Canada pre-emptively expelled Iran's diplomats from Ottawa and closed its embassy in Tehran last September, some felt this was a hasty move inspired by an overzealous government at best or by pro-Israeli zealots at worst.

As critics will say, there may have been alternative methods for...

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