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Research Projects



The U.S. presidential campaign of 2016 and the electoral victory of Donald Trump in the November 2016 elections have upended the relative stability of the U.S.-Mexico relationship. President Trump has in fact generated a great deal of uncertainty in the binational relationship.

What is clear, however, is that the partnership between Mexico and the United States is under review and the new climate invites a deeper reflection on the possibility that this change may impact the future of cooperation and conflict between the two countries: including government to government relations, diplomatic interaction, economic ties, security collaboration, human mobility, and even social and political cooperation.

This research project, titled "The Future of U.S.-Mexico Relations," intends to play out the possible outcomes of the new climate and likely scenarios for the binational relationship. The project is intended to be a binational, multi-institutional and multidisciplinary research endeavor designed to generate such alternative scenarios and responses for preserving and enhancing the binational relationship. The project intends to carry out a number of activities that will result in a series of white papers on several of the central issues that run through the binational relationship.