America and Mexico have strong partnership in the age of Trump
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When it comes to U. Yet, a dispassionate and deeper dive shows the bilateral relationship to be on a positive trajectory. In June , the Trump administration and the Mexican government co-hosted a two-day, high-level conference on security and prosperity in Central America. The U. Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray in particular has close relationships with the Trump administration and was recently hosted by three U. Cabinet members, National Security Adviser H. McMaster and other senior officials.
As unfolds, the Trump administration should move beyond the campaign slogans and divisive rhetoric and work with Mexico in a cooperative spirit. Below are ways to advance the economic, security, and public safety issues that are of deep interest to both countries. The following brief is part of Brookings Big Ideas for America —an institution-wide initiative in which Brookings scholars have identified the biggest issues facing the country and provide ideas for how to address them. Updated January 24, The presidential campaign polarized U. Republican candidate Donald Trump promoted politics of ethnic division and poured vitriol on imagined enemies. Immigrants to the United States from Mexico and the Middle East, as well as Muslims in general, were among the targets of his allegations of criminality, disloyalty, subversion, and incipient terrorism.
Only after realizing the harm that would do to many of his supporters did the president agree instead to renegotiate NAFTA. The Trump administration also dubiously declared steel and aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico to be national security threats to the United States and placed heavy tariffs on them, which have since been lifted. But then, this spring, the president threatened to close the southern border completely and then to impose tariffs on Mexican products unless that country took swift action to stem the tide of immigrants and asylum-seekers crossing the U. That threat now appears to be empty as well. After a long, tense renegotiation, the North American allies produced a solid, but flawed, trade agreement. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to make substantive changes to the agreement. The speaker recently appointed working groups to negotiate with Lighthizer over certain provisions, including pharmaceutical pricing and enforcement.
Relations between the United States and Mexico have been thrown into a tailspin in the wake of proposals from Washington to build an enhanced border wall and re-negotiate NAFTA, writes Arturo Sarukhan, who argues that neither country would benefit from a downturn. This post originally appeared in The Washington Post. Over the past two decades, Mexico and the United States—once distant neighbors—have profoundly transformed their relationship. This does not mean that everything since has been peachy. A stark asymmetry of power will always persist between both countries.
What are the strengths and weaknesses of the partnership between Mexico and the United States? What might be done to improve it? Peter H. An example of academic cooperation that can serve as a model for the bilateral relationship. Highly recommended.
The United States, Mexico, and Canada have forged a massive trading and production network over the past three decades. Trade between the three countries now amounts to 1. The Mexico-US relationship has undergone a major transformation during these years. Bilateral trade is six times its size before NAFTA existed, reaching billion USD in , and the nature of trade changed from traditional commerce to intra-industry and intra-firm trade. The two countries became joint producers instead of merely traders  and greatly expanded cooperation across a wide range of issues.
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Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. The two countries share a 2,mile border with 55 active ports of entry, and bilateral relations between the two have a direct impact on the lives and livelihoods of millions of Americans, whether the issue is trade and economic reform, education exchange, citizen security, drug control, migration, entrepreneurship and innovation, or energy cooperation. The scope of U.