North America News

NAFTA's Next 20 Years: In Face Of Chinese Competition, Bonds Must Be Strengthened

Jan 10, 2014
Christopher Wilson argues that the formation of a single, integrated North American manufacturing platform has tied together the economic fates of each NAFTA partner while the rise of China and other economies around the world has raised the level of competition faced by companies in the United States, Mexico and Canada.

The Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, Brazil Institute and Canada Institute Regret the Passing of Dr. Robert Pastor

Jan 10, 2014
The Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, Brazil Institute and Canada Institute are saddened to learn of the passing of our dear friend, Dr. Robert Pastor.

Interview: “The Economy is Growing due to NAFTA”

Jan 02, 2014
In an interview with Luis de la Calle, a Mexico Institute Advisory Board Member, he asserts that with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Mexico is better today than it was 20 years ago.

The Federal Reserve System: Woodrow Wilson's Most Important Achievement?

Dec 19, 2013
Many people think of Woodrow Wilson’s legacy exclusively in terms of foreign policy. But his domestic achievements should not be overlooked. Economist Kent Hughes says that creation of the Federal Reserve System may be at the top of the list when it comes to evaluating Wilson’s presidency and legacy.

NAFTA at 20: Success, Failure, or Something In Between?

Dec 19, 2013
It was going to change the world. Some said for the better and others for the worse. As we observe the 20th Anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), we offer three perspectives (Canada, Mexico, US) on its successes, failures, and implications for future trade agreements.

New South Korean Foreign Ministry Documents Added to Digital Archive

Dec 17, 2013
The North Korea International Documentation Project, in cooperation with Kyungnam University, has recently added nearly 30 documents from the South Korean Foreign Ministry Archive on US-ROK and inter-Korean relations and North Korean foreign policy in the 1970s to the Digital Archive.

The 2013 White House Ornament Honors Woodrow Wilson

Dec 06, 2013
President Woodrow Wilson's quest for a lasting world peace has inspired the design of the 2013 White House Christmas ornament. As the world prepares to mark the centenary of the First World War, the decoration is a reminder that Wilson’s life was distinguished by his resolve that the Great War would truly be the war to end all wars.

Do Friends Spy on Friends? What We Have Learned From the “Summer of Snowden”

Nov 20, 2013
Tension is high between the U.S. and its European allies over revelations about NSA spying. Georg Mascolo, former Editor-in-Chief of the German news weekly Der Spiegel recently met with Edward Snowden and has co-authored an article about the need to rebuild trust between allies. In this interview he summarizes what we have learned from the "Summer of Snowden."

The Military's Invaluable 'Soft' Power

Nov 19, 2013
"At a time when too many see U.S. foreign policy in kinetic terms, like drones or special ops, the 'soft power diplomacy' of disaster relief delivers life-saving help to desperate people, and improves their image of America," writes Jane Harman in The Huffington Post.

Inventory Finds Increase in Consumer Products Containing Nanoscale Materials

Oct 28, 2013
The updated Nanotechnology Consumer Products Inventory now contains 1,628 consumer products that have been introduced to the market since 2005, representing a 24 percent increase since the last update in 2010. In addition to finding new products introduced to the market, the newly re-launched inventory seeks to address scientific uncertainty with contributions from those involved with nanomaterials production, use, and analysis.

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