Who Lost North America?

Source: Foreign Policy
by Edward Alden

“When the leaders of the United States, Mexico, and Canada convene this Thursday in Washington for the first trilateral summit since 2016, they will insist that all is fine and the relationships are strong. But all is not fine. The project of greater North American integration, conceived in the 1980s and 1990s, envisioned a region of shared prosperity, growing interdependence, and stronger ties across borders. Since then, that vision has been undermined by a series of shocks: the security crackdown following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the migration crisis at the U.S.-Mexican border, and the COVID-19 pandemic, which eliminated most cross-border travel for the better part of the past two years. … the project of a stronger, more united continent is now on life support and needs a new vision to revive it.” (11/17/21)