The fifth round of fraught negotiations to revamp NAFTA are under way, as trade officials and diplomats tackle a balance sheet of both opportunities and impossibilities. In the latest episode of Wilson Center NOW, Duncan Wood parses the political and economic calculus on all three sides of the negotiating table as the fate of the deal hangs in the balance. 


Duncan Wood, Director of the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute, is a “North American citizen,” lecturing and publishing widely in the United States, Mexico and Canada on intracontinental issues and relations, with a primary focus on U.S.-Mexican ties. A widely-quoted authority on energy policy, international banking regulation and corruption, he works closely with the World Economic Forum and leverages decades of experience at Mexico’s leading universities and newspapers.

John Milewski is the executive producer and managing editor of Wilson Center NOW and also serves as director of Wilson Center ON DEMAND digital programming. Previously he served as host and producer of Dialogue at the Wilson Center and Close Up on C-SPAN. He also teaches a course on politics and media for Penn State’s Washington Program.