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The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was often a hot topic during campaign season and during the early days of the Trump administration, but attention was usually focused on U.S.-Mexico relations… until recently. Comments by the President and Secretary of Commerce about Canadian lumber and dairy farmers has had some asking if the next trade war could be with Canada. Jim Dickmeyer is an expert on North American competitiveness with diplomatic experience in both Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. His thought on what’s happening on the trade front provide the focus for this edition of Wilson Center NOW


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Bound by common geopolitical interests and strong economic and cultural ties, Canada and the United States enjoy the world's most successful bilateral relationship. The Wilson Center's Canada Institute is the only public policy forum in the world dedicated to the full spectrum of Canada-U.S. issues. The Canada Institute is a global leader for policymakers, academics and business leaders to engage in non-partisan, informed dialogue about the current and future state of the relationship.     Read more

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 Luis Téllez and Earl Anthony Wayne, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute.   Read more