The idea for the Inter-American Dialogue’s Commission on Mexico-US Relations was prompted by the confluence of new presidential terms in Mexico and the United States. The timing offered a propitious opportunity to review a bilateral relationship that is so crucial for both countries and to develop ideas to strengthen cooperation to effectively address shared challenges.

In 2012, the Dialogue decided to undertake such an exercise, targeted at the incoming administrations of the neighboring countries. We are grateful to the commission’s co-chairs, former president Ernesto Zedillo and former US trade representative Carla A. Hills, for their steadfast commitment to this effort. Their deep knowledge of the issues, vast policy experience, and excellent judgment were essential. An outstanding advisory group of twenty-five diverse and distinguished members, drawn from Mexico and the United States, provided invaluable input throughout the preparation of the report.

via Inter-American Dialogue | Publication.