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Every electoral cycle in the United States or Mexico brings the opportunity to reevaluate the relationship and explore how both nations can improve upon the bilateral agenda given changes in the regional and global context. In the coming months, it is quite likely that crucial issues in the relationship may be revisited in profound ways. This presents both real risks and real opportunities. Even as the political climate changes, the on-the-ground benefits of regional collaboration for the security and economic well-being of the United States, Mexico, and all of North America continue to be immense.

This collection seeks to draw together the insights of a number of leading experts on the bilateral relationship to both analyze the current moment in the bilateral relationship and to identify potential paths forward in 9 different areas. We are indebted to our Global Fellows and our invited authors for sharing their knowledge of and ideas for the relationship in the areas of security, the economy, migration, energy, public health, shared values, anti-corruption, North America, and foreign policy. 

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About the Authors

Andrew Rudman

Andrew I. Rudman

Director, Mexico Institute
Duncan Wood

Duncan Wood

Vice President for Strategy & New Initiatives; Senior Advisor to the Mexico Institute; Interim Director, Global Europe Program
Eduardo Gonzalez-Pier

Eduardo González-Pier

Global Fellow;
Economist, DAI Global LLC

Max Kaiser

Chairman, Anti-Corruption Commission, COPARMEX; Founder,  Center for Integrity and Ethics in Businesses (CIEN)
Alejandro Moreno

Alejandro Moreno

Global Fellow;
Professor of Political Science, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM); Director of of Public Opinion Polling, El Financiero
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Gema Kloppe-Santamaria

Global Fellow;
Author, In the Vortex of Violence: Lynching, Extralegal Justice, and the State in Post-Revolutionary Mexico (2020); Assistant Professor, Loyola University Chicago; 2020 Harry Frank Guggenheim Distinguished Scholar, 2021 Mellon Emerging Faculty Leader; Visiting Fellow, Freiburg institute of Advanced Studies at Univesity of Freiburg (2021-2022)
Montserrat Ramiro

Montserrat Ramiro

Global Fellow;
Former Commissioner, Energy Regulatory Commission, Mexico

Ariel G. Ruiz Soto

Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Institute
Arturo Sarukhan

Arturo Sarukhan

Global Fellow;
Advisory Board Member, Mexico Institute, Wilson Center; Former Mexican Ambassador to the United States; Founder & President, Sarukhan + Associates
Andrew Selee

Andrew Selee

Former Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor to the Mexico Institute;
President, Migration Policy Institute

Andrea Tanco

Strategic Advisor to the President and Associate Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Institute
Earl Anthony Wayne

Earl Anthony Wayne

Public Policy Fellow;
Former Career Ambassador to Afghanistan, Argentina, and Mexico
Christopher Wilson

Christopher Wilson

Global Fellow, Mexico Institute

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