The President's Foreign Policy Inbox: U.S.-Mexico Relations

Speakers: Barry R. McCaffrey and Shannon K. O'Neil
Presider: Scott Malcomson

Barry R. McCaffrey, President, BR McCaffrey Associates LLC; Adjunct Professor of International Affairs, United States Military Academy; Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy (1996-2001), and Shannon K. O'Neil, Douglas Dillon Fellow for Latin America Studies, Council on Foreign Relations discuss President Obama's US foreign policy with repect to its relations with Mexico.

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National Treasure

Author: David G. Victor

In this Newsweek article, David Victor writes that a large fraction of the world's oil patch is struggling with the same problem that bedevils Mexican President Felipe Calderon: how to make state-owned oil companies—which control about three quarters of the world's oil reserve—more effective at finding and producing oil. With oil output increasing only sluggishly, and demand still strong, oil prices are set to stay high for some time.

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Teaching Module

Teaching Module: Challenges for a Postelection Mexico: Issues for U.S. Policy

Author: Pamela K. Starr

This module features teaching notes by former Eurasia Group analyst and Georgetown University professor Pamela K. Starr, author of Challenges for a Postelection Mexico: Issues for U.S. Policy, along with other resources to supplement the text. In the report, Starr considers the consequences of Mexico's 2006 presidential election and offers recommendations on how the U.S. government can strengthen bilateral cooperation.

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