The Strategic Importance of North America to U.S. Interests

February 03, 2015

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In her testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Shannon O’Neil argues that the United States should make North America a priority and work towards further strengthening economic and energy ties with Canada and Mexico.

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