Summary: Building a wall is one of Trump's major campaign promises. Under the Secure Fence Act of 2006 America spent $6 billion to build 690 miles of fences and walls along the 1,900 mile border with Mexico (in addition to existing walls of unknown length). Here Stratfor examines the mechanics of fulfilling Trump's promises. The … Continue reading Stratfor: The Hurdles to Building Trump’s Border Wall
Summary: Immigration from Mexico was a hot issue in Campaign 2016. An equally serious danger was ignored -- contagion to the US from the insurgency of drug cartels against Mexico. Geopolitical infections spread just as biological ones do. Here Stratfor gives us a status report for Mexico's decade-long war on drugs. A wall will not … Continue reading Stratfor looks at the drug cartel’s insurgency against Mexico
Summary: Rivers give value to the adjacent lands but respect neither our rules of ownership nor our national boundaries. The Rio Grande shows how this complicates relations between nations, as both America and Mexico depend on its waters, waters drying up and desperately needed. Water: The Other U.S. - Mexico Border Issue Stratfor, 13 May … Continue reading Stratfor looks at another U.S. – Mexico border issue: water
Summary: Stratfor looks at events in our southern partner, whose dynamics we ignore but might have a decisive effect on 21st century America. Trade, crime, immigration -- Mexico is a central player in all of these, yet we pay more attention to events in Yemen. It's another example of our cloudy vision, a weakness that … Continue reading STRATFOR gives A New Way to Think About Mexican Organized Crime
Summary: Arousing fear has become not just an effective political tool but a good business in our increasingly gullible America. This post looks at one example from the many in today's news. An industry has grown to disseminate activists' scary stories. Like the candy industry it's big because we love their products although we know … Continue reading Are ISIS terrorists coming to America from a base in Mexico?
More about what might be the greatest threat to American sovereignty. At the end are links to other articles about our crisis to the south. "Mexico: The Struggle for Balance" By Scott Stewart, Stratfor, 6 April 2010 -- This report is republished with permission of STRATFOR. This week’s Geopolitical Intelligence Report provided a high-level assessment of the … Continue reading Strafor looks at Mexico: “The Struggle for Balance”
Another brilliant analysis from Stratfor, about (as Martin van Creveld foresaw two decades ago) one of the major threats to America. This is a another perspective to the recent articles about the "end of Mexico." At the end are links to other articles about Mexico. "Mexico and the Failed State Revisited" George Friedman, Stratfor, 6 … Continue reading Freidman of Stratfor writes about “Mexico and the Failed State Revisited”