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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WOLA-BFDPP: At a Crossroads: Drug Trafficking, Violence And The Mexican State

Authors: Maureen Meyer and Dave Bewley-Taylor

This document provides an overview of current and past drug policies implemented by Mexican government. It also analyzes the trends in the increased reliance on the Mexican armed forces in counter-drug activities and the role that the U.S. government has played in shaping Mexico's counter-drug efforts.

Maureen Meyer, with contributions from Coletta Youngers and Dave Bewley-Taylor

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