Border Security News

The "Bridge to Nowhere" Now Connects the United States and Mexico

Feb 05, 2016
On February 4, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and U.S. Secretaries of Homeland Security and Commerce are scheduled to inaugurate a new border crossing just south of El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua.

The Lessons of Post-9/11 Border Management

Nov 18, 2015
Although the initial response to acts of terrorism often focuses on the perceived vulnerability of border crossings, recent advances in border management technology and policies can mitigate threats while allowing a relatively free flow of people, goods, and capital.

Attack on Paris: How Should We Respond?

Nov 16, 2015
Wilson Center Public Policy Fellow James Hollifield analyzes the attack on Paris and provides thoughts on how we should and should not respond.

Infographic | Homeland Security as a Theory of Action: The Impact on U.S./Mexico Border Management

Nov 10, 2015
This infographic is based on the essay "Homeland Security as a Theory of Action: The Impact on U.S./Mexico Border Management," by Alan D. Bersin and Michael D. Huston.

Update on Europe’s Migration Crisis

Oct 26, 2015
With Europe experiencing a migration crisis on a scale not seen since World War II, we spoke with Professor James Hollifield for an update on the situation.

The U.S.-Mexico Border Industry Mapping Tool

Sep 29, 2015
This interactive map demonstrates the unique binational nature of the border- region economies between the US and Mexico and uses comparable data available on both sides of the border, employing a consistent approach to the length on the U.S.-Mexico border and allowing a comparative view of the unique strengths of each sub-region.

Fences of Fancy: The Refugee Crisis in Europe

Aug 31, 2015
Former East European Studies scholar Tibor Purger explores the refugee crisis in Europe as it plays out on border between Serbia and Hungary.

Infographic: A History of Immigration Policy and Migration Flows

Jul 28, 2015
This infographic provides a timeline of the history of immigration policy and migration flows at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Webcast

El Chapo Escapes: Major Setback for Mexico’s War on Organized Crime

Jul 14, 2015
The drug lord known as “El Chapo” has escaped from a maximum security prison for a second time. What are the implications for Mexico’s war on organized crime? Mexico Institute Director Duncan Wood provides an overview.
Webcast

Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border 2015 Conference

Jun 04, 2015
The Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute will host its second annual high-level conference on the topic of “building a competitive U.S.-Mexico border.” Issues from infrastructure and transportation to energy and innovation will be on the agenda, with participants expected to include Senator John Cornyn and Ambassador Alejandro Estivill. We spoke with Mexico Institute Senior Associate, Chris Wilson, and he provides a preview of the conference in this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

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