Reimagining the Future of
U.S.-Mexico Security Cooperation
It is a difficult moment for the U.S.-Mexico relationship. A tangle of tensions, on issues ranging from energy policy to the operations of DEA agents within Mexico, seem to threaten a greater disruption of cooperation than previous conflicts. Simultaneously, two administrations with mandates for change have the opportunity to reimagine bilateral security interactions. Whether they will do so, and the ways in which they might develop more productive strategies, remain open questions. To explore these issues, the Mexico Violence Resource Project convened six experts to answer the question of how security cooperation and aid should change over the next four years.
The Chilling of Security Collaboration
"Designating Mexican drug trafficking groups as terrorist organizations or decertifying Mexico for failing to collaborate with U.S. counternarcotics efforts are problematic tools, but without meaningful security cooperation, the United States may have no other option."