US-Mexico Relations in a New Era: Restoring Balance

Thursday, February 14, 2013
Laura Carlsen

The US and Mexico share one the the world's longest land borders, cultures, history and people, yet relations have been almost exclusively focused on security issues for the past decade. This year, NAFTA comes closer to twenty, immigration moves to the forefront of the US political agenda, shared environmental challenges grow and the drug war continues to rage.

Based in Mexico City, Laura Carlsen is the director of the Americas Program of the Center for International Policy and writes for U.S. and international media.