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"Impressive in both research and writing, this volume cogently presents the key issues in the US-Mexico bilateral relationship."—Clint E. Smith, Stanford University

"A useful, timely volume on one of the United States' most crucial relationships."—Chappell Lawson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

What are the strengths and weaknesses of the partnership between Mexico and the United States? What might be done to improve it? Exploring both policy and process, and ranging from issues of trade and development to concerns about migration, the environment, and crime, the authors of Mexico and the United States provide a comprehensive analysis of one of the world’s most complex bilateral relationships.

Peter H. Smith is Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Simón Bolívar Professor of Latin American Studies at the University of California, San Diego. His most recent books are Democracy in Latin America: Political Change in Comparative Perspective and Talons of the Eagle: Latin America, the United States, and the World. Andrew Selee is director of the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. His publications include Decentralization, Democratization, and Informal Power in Mexico and the coedited US-Mexico Policy Options for Confronting Organized Crime.

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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