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Live on C-SPAN: Laura Dawson and Duncan Wood on NAFTA and North American Relations

Laura Dawson, Director of the Wilson Center's Canada Institute, and Duncan Wood, Director of the Wilson Center's Mexico institute, sat down with C-SPAN to discuss the ongoing NAFTA renegotiation and relations between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. 

WATCH HERE: www.c-span.org/video/?451641-3/washington-journal-laura-dawson-duncan-wood-discuss-nafta-us-canada-mexico-relations&live

Wilson Quarterly Spotlight: NAFTA and Tariffs Beyond the Numbers

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW, we explore the newly released issue of The Wilson Quarterly, “The Grinding Gears of North America,” with the help of editor Richard Solash and contributor Laura Dawson. They discuss how the uncertain fate of NAFTA and President Trump’s trade wars are testing the bonds of the North American continent. 

Cooperation in Space Part 2: The View from Canada

In Part 2 of this Wilson Center NOW series on space exploration, we examine Canada’s close cooperation with past, present, and future NASA missions. Our guest, Sylvain Laporte, President of the Canadian Space Agency, discusses the critical role Canadian personnel and technology are playing in NASA’s ambitious goals of returning to the Moon and moving on to Mars. He also describes Canada’s support for and approach to its space program and its role in international cooperation.

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Cooperation in Space Part 1: The View from NASA

The U.S. space program has been a source of national pride and inspiration for decades. From the iconic high of the first lunar landing to the heartbreak of the Challenger disaster, America’s space missions have captured the imaginations of generations and created technological advances that have had impact far beyond space flight. We recently had the opportunity to speak with NASA’s newest director, Jim Bridenstine.

Nine Million Reasons to Get a Trade Deal Done with Canada

As U.S. and Canadian officials resume trade negotiations in Washington, it is vital to realize that the United States gains massively from its economic relationship with Canada.

Ending the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and moving ahead with only a new U.S.-Mexico trade agreement, as the White House has threatened, would damage the U.S. and Canada. Compared to what is at stake for the United States, the remaining U.S.-Canada trade differences are small and resolvable.

U.S.-Mexico Deal Means Very Little Without Canada

The “preliminary agreement in principle” between Mexico and the United States is an important step forward in the effort to agree on a modernized trade agreement in North America.

It is important to recognize, however, that the bilateral U.S.-Mexico agreement is not a good substitute for a trilateral agreement that brings in Canada, America’s largest trading partner.

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