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Announcing Release of Two Nations Indivisible

Yaritza Hernandez is seen through an American flag as she waves a Mexican flag during a rally in support of immigration rights in Washington, May 17, 2006 (Jim Young/Courtesy Reuters).

April 2, 2013

Yaritza Hernandez is seen through an American flag as she waves a Mexican flag during a rally in support of immigration rights in Washington, May 17, 2006 (Jim Young/Courtesy Reuters).
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Dear friends,

I’m excited to announce that Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead is now available from Oxford University Press.

As many of you know, I have lived, worked, and traveled extensively in Mexico and care deeply about the future of U.S.-Mexican relations. I have seen, firsthand, how much Mexico has changed and wanted to tell a story, thirty years in the making, that belies the grim narratives that tend to dominate the headlines.

What I reveal in Two Nations Indivisible is a more hopeful Mexico—a globally competitive economy, a rising middle class, and increasingly influential pro-democracy voters. A country the United States should see as a partner, not a problem.

Working with Mexico—for the good of both countries—will require not just a new set of policies (though these too are needed), but a larger conceptual shift toward forging a true partnership. But we can only form a stronger connection if we know the forces that shape our neighbor. It is vital that the United States understands the post-PRI, post-NAFTA, post-9/11 global Mexico to strengthen the good and limit the bad from such a close, but still unequal relationship. My aim is to expand this necessary understanding in an engaging way.

You can purchase the book at Amazon or at your favorite bookstore. I invite you to share your thoughts in the comments section or on my Facebook page, post a review at Amazon, or tweet your reaction to @Shannonkoneil.

Thank you in advance for helping me spark constructive conversations about the biggest overlooked foreign policy challenge of our time—U.S. relations with our southern neighbor.

With gratitude,

Shannon

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