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North America: Changing Contexts and Evolving Dynamics

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While the US’ geopolitical dominance of North America remains unchallenged, closer economic integration continues to change its character. Some of these changes, such as greater cyber integration, may add to the region’s vulnerabilities, while others, such as cross-border public exchanges, are just a fact of life. This week, we will trace how the nature of US dominance in the region continues to evolve.


The Geopolitics of the United States

28 May 2012 / Publication

While its influence on the global stage may be declining, the US’ hegemonic sway over North America remains intact. Today, our partners at STRATFOR present some of the under-appreciated reasons behind this dominance, which then provide the foundations for the US’ global power. More on «The Geopolitics of the United States»


Ties That Bind?

23 Apr 2012 / Audio

Will North American political and economic integration forever consolidate American dominance or actually dilute it? To help answer this question, today Ambassador Andrés Rozental talks about the ins and outs of regional integration. More on «Ties That Bind?»


Shortcut to U.S. Economic Competitiveness: A Seamless North American Market

22 May 2013 / Article

Is the benefit of having a single North American market strictly economic? Yes, Robert Pastor admits, such a market would impose a common external tariff and lift restrictions on assorted activities, but its true value would be to foster a deeper sense of community among North Americans. More on «Shortcut to U.S. Economic Competitiveness: A Seamless North American Market»


America's Cyber Future

02 Jun 2011 / Video

Regardless of whether regional integration promotes America’s interests or not, it does increase the vulnerability of the country’s critical infrastructure to cyber-threats. Today’s roundtable discussion, which is hosted by our partners at CNAS, clarifies just what these threats and vulnerabilities are. More on «America's Cyber Future »


Border Theories and the Realities of Daily Public Exchanges in North America

24 May 2013 / Article

Cross-border relations in North America illustrate an undeniable truth – they have long since broken free from official bounds. Such facts on the ground, Manuel Chavez writes, then call into question the very idea of borders, both in theory and in substance. More on «Border Theories and the Realities of Daily Public Exchanges in North America»


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