Stratfor: NAFTA and the Future of Canada, Mexico and the United States

by Marc Lanthemann, a geopolitical analyst at Stratfor. The 20th anniversary of NAFTA’s implementation on Jan. 1 has revived some of the perennial arguments that have surrounded the bloc since its inception. The general consensus has been that the trade deal was a mixed bag, a generally positive yet disappointing economic experiment.

Stratfor: The Decline of the Colorado River

An amendment to a standing water treaty between the United States and Mexico has received publicity over the past six months as an example of progress in water sharing agreements. But the amendment, called Minute 319, is simply a glimpse into ongoing mismanagement of the Colorado River on the U.S. side of the border. Over-allocation of the …

Mexico’s Strategy Begins With Economics

By George Friedman A few years ago, I wrote about Mexico possibly becoming a failed state because of the effect of the cartels on the country. Mexico may have come close to that, but it stabilized itself and took a different course instead — one of impressive economic growth in the face of instability. Mexican …

U.S., Canada and Mexico: After the Great Recession

Written by Jillian Friesen The Great Recession of 2008-2009 left the world scrambling to catch up to prior levels of growth and employment.  In it’s most recent report, McKinsey&Company tries to figure out the behavior patterns of Mexican consumers.  This was summarized in a GEI News article.   The McKinsey found indicated how Mexican consumers …