Accession Number : ADA414493


Title :   Significance of Hemispheric Security for Mexico


Descriptive Note : Research paper


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Jaramillo, Enrique G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a414493.pdf


Report Date : 07 Apr 2003


Pagination or Media Count : 36


Abstract : Significant world changes have occurred in the last decade. The end of the Cold War has impacted the balance of power among nations. All countries have had to face the social, economic, and political effects of this transformation. Mexico is not the exception. Her strategic position, interests, diplomatic tradition, necessities of development, and most important, the victory of Vicente Fox affect the Mexico's stability. There is not currently enough evidence that organized crime, rebel groups and drug-traffickers have made a deal in order to attack the state institutions, a symbiosis already shattering Colombia. However, from a realistic perspective, it's likely to be a turbulent future for Mexico. This research paper examines the option of regional security cooperation as an instrument for development and stability, and also the necessity to modernize the Mexican Army.


Descriptors :   *ECONOMIC IMPACT , *COLD WAR , *BALANCE OF POWER , *MEXICO , FOREIGN POLICY , UNITED STATES , POLITICAL SCIENCE , NATIONAL SECURITY , DECISION MAKING , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , THREATS , VULNERABILITY , INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , DRUG INTERDICTION , NARCOTICS , DRUG SMUGGLING , INSURGENCY


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE