In the current issue of Hampton Roads International Security Quarterly
Volume XIII, Nr. 4
Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Benefits and Concerns for America
At the June 2013 G8 Summit, the United States and the European Union announced their
formal agreement to pursue a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP),
often referred to popularly as a Transatlantic Free-Trade Zone. The second round
of negotiations will be held in October 2013. This issue of HRISQ collects analyses
by economists, policymakers and representatives of business and consumer groups.
While TIPP is largely favored by industry on both sides of the Atlantic, and enjoys
broad bipartisan support in the US Congress, consumer and environmental groups voice
Failed State or Security Partner: The Future of US-Mexican Relations
Relations between the United States of America and the United States of Mexico have
always been ambivalent at the best of times. This holds true today. On the one hand
Mexico is the United States single most important supplier of imported oil. On the
other hand human trafficking, illegal immigration, and drug and weapon smuggling
create significant tensions – on both sides of the border. Law enforcement agencies
and armed forces of both nations work closely together, both in training and in the
conduct of real-world counternarcotics operations.
Yet despite this partnership and support, some analysts in the United States despair
at the apparent inability to suppress the Mexican crime syndicates. More Information
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