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North Korea-Iran Nexus: Can their nuclear ambitions be stopped?

On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, the Center for a Secure Free Society hosted a Washington, D.C. roundtable discussion on a most timely subject: “The North Korea-Iran Nexus: Can their nuclear ambitions be stopped?” Four participants representing a range of perspectives tackled the thorny issue of Iran and North Korea’s nuclear proliferation efforts and made substantive recommendations for U.S. policymakers, at a time of heightened tension as the North Korean regime ratchets its nuclear ambitions with a series of menacing missile launches.

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National Security and the Constitution of Free Societies

On Friday, March 31, the Center for a Secure Free Society (SFS) partnered with the National Center for Policy Analysis and the Philadelphia Society to host a breakfast panel event entitled National Security and the Constitution of Free Societies. Guests gathered at the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas, TX for two panels on Immigration and U.S. Diplomacy and National Intelligence.

The first panel, “Balancing Immigration and National Security in a Free Society,” featured SFS Executive Director Joseph Humire and the Hon. Javier Fernández Lasquetty of the Universidad Francisco Marroquín, and was moderated by Philadelphia Society President Alejandro Chafuen.

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SFS partners with the Daniel Morgan Academy to discuss the future of the Western Hemisphere

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Wednesday, June 8 – The inaugural 2016 Western Hemisphere Security Forum in Washington, D.C., co-sponsored by the Center for a Secure Free Society (SFS) and the Daniel Morgan Academy (DMA) brought together several leading regional experts and security scholars for a day-long discussion about the many issues affecting governance and the rule of law throughout the Americas…. Continue Reading

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21st Century Refugee Crisis: What are the stakes of resettlement? February 29, 2016

Washington D.C. — On February 29, SFS hosted a policy roundtable with Amb. Alberto Fernandez, former Congressman Peter Hoekstra, and SFS International Fellow Candice Malcolm, all engaged in a lively and insightful discussion of the current refugee crisis affecting the Middle East, Europe, and North America. The discussion was moderated by Jordan Bloom, opinion editor, The Daily Caller.

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Should Venezuela be listed as a State Sponsor of Terrorism?

For several years, SFS has actively researched the linkages between Venezuelan government officials and international terrorism. On June 4, 2014, our first policy report, Canada on Guard: Assessing the Immigration Security Threat of Iran, Venezuela, and Cuba, revealed a criminal-terrorist pipeline sending funds and drugs from Latin America to the Middle East and bringing back foreign fighters and potential Islamic terrorists. This report identified specific Venezuelan government officials who developed an illicit financial network functioning as a service provider for Islamic militants from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan. In particular, the report mentions at least 173 individuals from the aforementioned countries receiving either passports, visa’s, or national ID cards from the Venezuelan government.

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