About the Mexico Institute

The Mexico Institute seeks to improve understanding, communication, and cooperation between Mexico and the United States by promoting original research, encouraging public discussion, and proposing policy options for enhancing the bilateral relationship. A binational Advisory Board, chaired by José Antonio Fernández Carbajal and Roger W. Wallace, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute.

The Institute maintains an ongoing focus on five key issues in U.S.-Mexico relations:

The Latest from the Mexico Institute

Echoes of 1992: The NAFTA Negotiations and North America Now

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Dec 17, 2014
Two decades ago, Canada, Mexico, and the United States created a continental economy through the North American Free Trade Agreement. Using unpublished official Mexican documents, this paper sheds light on the negotiation process and draws important lessons for the future of North America. more

Integrating North America's Energy Markets: A Call for Action

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Dec 16, 2014
The outlook for North American energy is bright, and the transformation in the regional energy paradigm has been dramatic. However, to achieve the full potential of this newly discovered regional energy wealth, it will be necessary to more fully integrate the three countries' energy markets. This paper argues that, in order to make North American energy independence a reality, there are several main areas that require attention from the three governments, working together, to make the transition to an integrated North American energy system. more

Second Annual High-Level Innovation Forum for Policymakers

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Dec 16, 2014
In November 2014, the Mexico Institute and Fundación IDEA held the Second Annual High-Level Innovation Forum for Policymakers. The purpose of this forum was to increase understanding of the benefits and challenges of innovation and to aid in the development of policy recommendations that encourage innovation in Mexico. more

Confronting Challenges to North America's Energy Future

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Dec 12, 2014
North America is fast becoming the epicenter of a transformation in global energy. But despite North America's huge energy potential, the United States, Mexico, and Canada all face serious obstacles in getting their energy resources to market. As the North American energy ministers meet in Washington, DC on December 15, 2014, Mexico Institute Director Duncan Wood and Rachel Bronson analyze North America's energy future. more

Mexico and the U.S. Should Work Together to Combat Violence

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Dec 05, 2014
"Current circumstances demand far more attention and a 'doubling down' of resources and political will to support the Merida Initiative," writes Duncan Wood. more

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