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):

Report Date:

2003-04-07

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

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 Mexicos 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, its 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE