Mexico

Mexico’s “Narco-Refugees”: The Looming Challenge for U.S. National Security

Author: Dr Paul Rexton Kan Since 2006, when Mexican President Felipe Calderon declared war on the drug cartels, there has been a rise in the number of Mexican nationals seeking political asylum in the United States to escape the ongoing drug cartel violence in their home country. Political asylum cases in general are claimed by …

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The United States, Mexico, and the Agony of National Security

Author: Dr Donald E Schulz The North American Free Trade Association has accelerated its interdependence with the U.S. economy. At the same time, Mexico has been experiencing great political, economic, and social disruption, and has become the territory of origin or transit of most of the illegal drugs entering the United States. The growing interpenetration …

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Mexico and the Future

Author: Dr Donald E Schulz The recent traumatic developments in Mexico caught both the Mexican and U.S. governments, as well as most academic observers, by surprise. Until the Zapatista National Liberation Army burst onto the scene in January 1994, Mexico s future seemed assured. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) had just been ratified …

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The Awakening: The Zapatista Revolt and Its Implications for Civil-Military Relations and the Future of Mexico

Author: Dr Donald E Schulz, LTC Stephen J Wager Drs. Stephen Wager and Donald Schulz examine the causes, nature and implications of the Zapatista uprising, emphasizing in particular its impact on Mexican civil-military relations. They argue that, together with the onset of democratization, the Chiapas rebellion has strained these relations and led to a certain …

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The Mexican Military Approaches the 21st Century: Coping with a New World Order

Author: LTC Stephen J Wager In 1993, the Strategic Studies Institute and the University of Arizona cosponsored a conference on “Mexico Looks to the 21st Century: Change and Challenge.” It brought together a distinguished group of academic and government specialists to discuss Mexico’s future, particularly the changes likely to be brought about by the North …

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