The End of Canada?

Post-9/11 security measures at the Canada-U.S. border have exacerbated Canadian fears that growing economic, cultural, and now military integration are eroding the defining facets of their country. Mel Hurtig said that twenty years ago, questions of military harmonization and adopting the U.S. dollar would have been "laughable non-issues," but are now openly discussed under the rhetoric of continental integration as begun under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

The Honourable Bill Graham: Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada

EnviReform and the Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto will host the third annual EnviReform conference in Toronto on November 8, 2002.

Environmental Film Festival Screening: Maquilapolis: City of Factories

As part of the 2007 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital, the Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP) at the Woodrow Wilson Center hosted a screening and discussion of Maquilapolis: City of Factories on March 20, 2007.

U.S. Neo-Conservative Thought: Its Influence in Latin America

On October 29, 2010, the Latin American Program hosted the discussion "U.S. Neo-Conservative Thought: Its Influence in Latin America" featuring Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Luis Maira, former Chilean ambassador to Argentina and Mexico, and founding member of the group at Mexico's Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económica (CIDE) studying the United States; and Ernesto Calvo, associate professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland.

Contemporary U.S.-Latin American Relations: Cooperation or Conflict in the 21st Century?

On June 28, 2010, the Latin American Program hosted a discussion of the recently published Contemporary U.S.-Latin American Relations: Cooperation or Conflict in the 21st Century?, edited by Jorge Domínguez and Rafael Fernández de Castro.

A New Trade Policy for the United States: Lessons from Latin America

Critics and advocates of U.S. trade policies have disagreed over the effects of free trade agreements (FTAs), including such issues as net job losses or gains in the United States, the relative benefits accruing to companies and workers, and the impact of FTAs on labor and environmental conditions throughout Latin America. Latin American countries, meanwhile, have acquired significant experience in negotiating, ratifying, implementing, and evaluating the consequences of FTAs.

NAFTA at 10: Progress, Potential, and Precedents

Ten years ago, U.S. President George Bush, Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, and Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari signed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in San Antonio, Texas. Since the signing of NAFTA, trade and investment among the three North American nations has grown by more than 100 percent, with $1.7 billion in trilateral trade each day.

Can Trade Drive Development?

On March 15th Wilson Center on the Hill and the Program on America and the Global Economy (PAGE) hosted a discussion on the impact of trade and international markets on developing countries. With almost a third of the world's population living on less than $2 per day, the need to reduce poverty is critical.

Foreign Policy Challenges in the 112th Congress: The Global Economy

The ability of the United States to compete in an increasingly global economy is a challenge that underlies many of the pressing issues facing the 112th Congress.

#206 NAFTA's Impact on Japan

By Keiichi Tsunekawa


From the Introduction

A month before the vote in the U.S. Congress on the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, the "Japan card" suddenly became important to both its proponents and opponents. What is perplexing is that each side made a completely opposite assertion about NAFTA's impact on Japan.