Achieving North America's Promise
North America must be a high priority for the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden. Biden understands the issues, having devoted considerable time to the region as vice president. Sadly, however, given the Donald Trump administration’s approach, mutual trust has suffered badly with both of the United States’ neighbors.
President Biden, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), should take full advantage of Biden’s arrival to the White House to rebuild confidence and establish cooperative work agendas on key economic and security issues.
Looming challenges posed by Central American migrants heading north and Mexico’s decision to undermine cooperation against drug trafficking only make the case stronger for focused attention. Biden’s team should reorganize structures to take full advantage of the opportunities from North American cooperation, as well as to resolve problems.
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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 Luis Téllez and Earl Anthony Wayne, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute. Read more