Border Security

Chocolate Cars, Sales Taxes, and a Bit of Donald Trump: The U.S.-Mexico Border in the 2018 Mexican Elections

Politics at the Limits of Mexico
On May 20, the Mexican presidential candidates will hold a debate in Tijuana, whose city motto Aquí empieza la patria (“The Nation Begins Here”) subtly pushes back against Mexico City’s centralization of power and policymaking.

Fifth Annual Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border Conference

The Wilson Center's Mexico Institute and the Border Trade Alliance invite you to our fifth annual high-level "Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border" conference, which will focus on improving border management in order to strenghten the competitiveness of both the United States and Mexico. Specific emphasis will be placed on a cooperative bilateral framework, NAFTA, binational economic development, and the need for efforts that simultaneously support security and efficiency in border management.

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FILM SCREENING | Fronteira da Grandeza: Brazil’s National Identity from Past to Future

From Iguaçu to the edges of the Amazon and through the centers of power in Brasília and São Paulo, see this vast country anew and learn from Brazilian voices why its people see a bright future amidst challengesincluding those that come across its borders.

 

Building a Partnership with Mexico, A Presentation by E. Anthony Wayne

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.

 

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