David J. Danelo is a senior fellow of the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime who teaches and conducts field research, consults on international border management and geopolitical risk, and writes about intersections between policy, security and culture. Danelo graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1998 and was a US Marine Corps infantry officer for seven years. From 2011-2012, he was the Executive Director, Policy and Planning, US Customs and Border Protection. His books BLOOD STRIPES, THE BORDER, and THE RETURN have been assigned as required reading for policy professionals and his guide, THE FIELD RESEARCHER’S HANDBOOK, is a university textbook. He is based in West Texas and travels often.

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