Sylvia Longmire

    Border Security Analyst and Contributor


    • Mexican Drug Wars
    • Mexican Drug Cartels
    • Border Security
    • Homeland Security
    • Drug Trafficking
    • Weapons Trafficking
    • Human Smuggling
    • Drug Enforcement

    About Sylvia Longmire

    Sylvia Longmire is a consultant and subject matter expert on Mexico’s Drug War and Border Security. She served as a Captain and AFOSI Special Agent in the US Air Force for eight years, and worked as a Senior Intelligence Analyst for the California Office of Homeland Security for four years before establishing her consulting business in 2009. She is the author of Cartel and Border Insecurity, and has an MA in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. She has appeared on various national and international news outlets, in several cable documentaries, and has been published in numerous news outlets and peer-reviewed journals.

    Media Appearances

    America’s War on Drugs - The History Channel - June 2017
    Got Shorty: Inside the Search for El Chapo CNN, July 2016.
    NBC Nightly News NBC, March 2016.
    Fox & Friends FOX News Channel, September 2015.
    The Today Show July 16, 2015.
    Hannity, FOX News Channel July 14, 2015.
    Stossel, FOX Business September 18, 2014

    Published Works

    Cartel: The Coming Invasion of Mexico’s Drug Wars
    New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
    The Evolution of Mexican Transnational Criminal Organizations
    Norwich Review of International and Transnational Crime, Norwich University, Summer 2016
    Securing the Southwest Border Requires Meaningful Immigration Reform
    The Peregrine, Stanford University, July 14, 2015
    The Nature and Impact of Illegal Immigration on Security in Texas
    Texas Public Policy Institute, March 2015.
    How Mexican Cartels Are Changing the Face of Immigration
    The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, Vol. 38:2, Summer 2014.
    Disappointment is the Hallmark of EPN’s First Year in Office
    Small Wars Journal, January 12, 2014
    Border Violence Spillover: A Growing, But Undefined Problem
    Small Wars Journal (El Centro), January 15, 2013.
    Is Chicago on the Road to Becoming an American Ciudad Juárez?
    Small Wars Journal (El Centro), November 20, 2012.
    Why Arresting ‘El Chapo’ Might Be a Bad Thing
    Small Wars Journal (El Centro), October 31, 2012.
    Guadalajara: The Next Epicenter of Violence in Mexico?
    Small Wars Journal (El Centro), August 29, 2012.
    Mexican DTO Influence Extends Deep into the United States
    CTC Sentinel, Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, Vol. 5, Issue 7, July 2012.
    Are Mexican Cartels a Threat to National Security?
    National Security Report, American Bar Association, Volume 32, No. 3, Fall 2011.
    The Perilous Intersection of Mexico’s Drug War & Pemex
    (with Jeremy Martin), Journal of Energy Security, March 2011.
    Redefining Terrorism: Why Mexican Drug Trafficking is More than Just Organized Crime
    Journal of Strategic Security, Henley-Putnam University, November 2008.

    Conferences to Consider

    Border Security Expo

    Homeland Security Week

    Border Security Conference

    US Border Security & Intelligence Summit

    Articles By Sylvia Longmire