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Time for a North American Energy Initiative

Time for a North American Energy Initiative

This blog regularly focuses on the foreign policy reverberations of the U.S. energy boom.  As discussed in earlier posts (here and here), these include the gradual paring back of U.S. strategic commitments in the Persian Gulf*, the diminution of Russia’s great power aspirations**,  as well …

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The Other Side of Immigration (2009)

The Other Side of Immigration (2009)

It’s the economy, stupid.
That mantra from Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential race pretty much sums up the core issue when it comes to immigration from Mexico to the United States.
Many Mexicans abandon the countryside in their native country to seek a better life in the United States. The main reason: they …

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Mexico’s Economic Rebound: Good News, Bad News

Mexico’s Economic Rebound: Good News, Bad News

 
Recently, the general gloom about Mexico has been replaced by a bit of positive reportage. Mexico’s economy grew faster than Brazil’s last year, and it is set to do so again in 2012.
Largely, that’s because NAFTA is once again paying dividends for Mexico. Higher wages in China and volatile transport costs have …

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