Border Security

Taking Stock of Mexico's Security Landscape

The Wilson Center's Mexico Institute invites you to attend its fifth annual Mexican security review. The forum will provide a careful examination of security challenges in Mexico, featuring presentations from leading policy analysts, including David Shirk, Viridiana Rios, Matthew Ingram, and others. Of particular interest will be a review of 2017 and a discussion of trends in 2018, including establishing new bonds in U.S.-Mexico military-to-military relations and strengthening the rule of law in Mexico.

Cross-Border Intergroup Conflicts in the Horn of Africa: A Case Study of Ethiopia-South Sudan Borderland People

On November 8, 2017, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted an event entitled “Cross-Border Intergroup Conflicts in the Horn of Africa: A Case Study of Ethiopia-South Sudan Borderland People,” featuring Mr. Tasew Tafese Gashaw, a doctoral candidate at Addis Ababa University; Dr. E.J. Hogendoorn, the Deputy Program Director for Africa with the International Crisis Group; and Ms. Varalakshmi Vemuru, the Senior Social Development Specialist, Global Practice on Urban, Social, Rural and Resilience at The World Bank Group.

A NAFTA Update for the Border Region

With more than a half-trillion dollars of U.S.-Mexico trade each year and five million jobs across the United States that depend on it, there is much at stake for businesses and workers throughout the country as representatives from the United States, Canada, and Mexico continue the first round of negotiations in Washington to update the North American Free Trade Agreement.

A Conversation with Vice President Mike Pence

In a wide-ranging conversation on U.S. engagement in the Western Hemisphere and the world at large, Vice President Mike Pence and Wilson Center President Jane Harman discussed U.S. goals in Central America, President Trump’s Cuba policy, the crisis in Venezuela, and beyond.

The Vice President also addressed the U.S. relationship with Mexico and drug-trafficking, while making bold statements on North Korea and NATO.

Fourth Annual "Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border" Conference

The Wilson Center's Mexico Institute and the Border Trade Alliance were pleased to host our fourth annual high-level "Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border" conference, which focused on improving border management in order to strengthen the competitiveness of both the United States and Mexico. Specific emphasis was put on a cooperative bilateral framework, border and transportation infrastructure, binational economic development, and the need for efforts that simultaneously support security and efficiency in border management.

Final Report | Charting a New Course: Policy Options for the Next Stage in U.S.-Mexico Relations

The relationship between Mexico and the United States, although undoubtedly facing its most severe test in decades, remains strong. However, the challenge to the status quo of the relationship in early 2017 does highlight the need to think about this relationship in a radically different way. In addition to reaffirming the truths of economic interdependence and mutual security support, it is clear that the time has come to focus on new issues in the relationship, to adopt a new tone, and to propose a new course.

Charting a New Course Part 4: U.S. – Mexico Migration Agenda

Mexico Institute Senior Advisor and Wilson Center Executive Vice President Andrew Selee is the guest for part four of the series, “Charting a New Course.” In this episode we focus on the migration agenda and related issues and policies between the U.S. and Mexico. Immigration issues have loomed large in U.S. politics for some time now, but how much is really understood about migration patterns between the North American neighbors?  Selee sheds much needed light on an issue too often the subject of heat in this edition of Wilson Center NOW

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Charting a New Course: Policy Options for the Next Stage in U.S.-Mexico Relations

The Mexico Institute is pleased to announce the launch of its series, Charting a New Course: Policy Options for the Next Stage in U.S.-Mexico Relations, which reevaluates the U.S.-Mexico relationship and explores how both nations can improve upon the bilateral agenda given changes in the regional and global context.

Charting a New Course Part 3: U.S. – Mexico Security Relations

Mexico Institute Senior Advisor Eric Olson is the guest for part three of the series, “Charting a New Course.” In this episode we focus on the policy of shared responsibility between the U.S. and Mexico regarding security relations. How has the Merida Initiative evolved and does it still provide the appropriate framework for security cooperation? That question and others provides the focus for this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

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