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.
Elizabeth Kempshall, head of the Drug Enforcement Administration in Arizona, discusses her office's cooperation with Mexican law enforcement to fight drug trafficking.
The Mexican government’s strong response to one of the worst natural disasters in its history stands in marked contrast to historic trends.
Shannon O’Neil, CFR’s Mexico expert, says Washington’s $1.4 billion multiyear plan to bolster Mexico’s crackdown on drug and criminal rings, while drawing criticism, is likely to win congressional approval.
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
U.S. immigration reform has become a rogue political issue, inflaming passions from local town boards to the presidential campaign trail.
Armand Peschard-Sverdrup, senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Jorge Chabat, professor at Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico City, debate what an ideal security cooperation agreement would look like between the United States and Mexico.
A Testimony Before the Committee on Foreign Affairs House of Representatives on the high flow of illicit drugs into the United States.
The GAO's recent report discusses the illicit drug threat posed by Mexican drug production and trafficking to the United States since 2000 and U.S. agencies' programs to support Mexico's counternarcotics efforts since fiscal year 2000.
This article discusses why environmental groups have been slow to fight the border wall.
An article published in Mexican weekly Proceso presents extensive newinformation about "Plan Mexico." The Center for International Policy's Columbia Program presents the article translated into English.
A summit of like-minded North American leaders in Quebec addressed trade, immigration, and security issues.
The United States and Mexico are negotiating a significant aid package to help Mexico fight its drug war. But a “Plan Mexico” faces many hurdles.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon has surprised many with his bold crackdown on drug violence and his ability to push reforms through the legislature.
President Felipe Calderon has shifted the tone of U.S.-Mexico relations. But during Bush's visit he made clear he still seeks comprehensive immigration reform.
Skyrocketing corn prices have implications for the 2007 Farm Bill, U.S. energy policy, trade, and Mexican tortillas.
In the January issue of PS: Political Science and Politics, a symposium addresses the aftermath of the 2006 Mexican presidential elections. Kathleen Bruhn and Kenneth Greene argue that the election was only polarizing at the elite level.
To ensure the success of Myanmar's historic democratic transition, the United States should revise its outdated and counterproductive sanctions policy.
Blackwill and Campbell analyze the rise of Chinese President Xi Jinping and call for a new American grand strategy for Asia.
Williams argues that greater U.S. involvement is necessary to enhance the quality and success of peacekeeping missions.
Kurlantzick offers the sharpest analysis yet of what state capitalism’s emergence means for democratic politics around the world. More
In a cogent analysis of why the United States is losing ground as a world power, Blackwill and Harris explore the statecraft of geoeconomics. More
Takeyh and Simon reframe the legacy of U.S. involvement in the Arab world from 1945 to 1991 and shed new light on the makings of the contemporary Middle East. More
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