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NATO 20/2020 December 15, 2020

Seek membership for Mexico: NATO 20/2020 podcast

By Christopher Skaluba and Gabriela R. A. Doyle

Mexico’s membership in NATO may be the key to keeping a rapidly changing America invested in European security.

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Eventual Mexican membership in NATO may be a necessary ingredient for keeping the United States invested in European security over the long term. This suggestion is made with an eye toward the reality that economic and political power in the United States is shifting to places and populations with fewer traditional ties to Europe such that broadening NATO’s appeal to a diversifying US public is imperative.

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Key takeaways

  • 1:59: Chris talks about how support for NATO is eroding in the United States and why NATO needs to address that quickly
  • 4:36: Chris shares why he thinks that it is important for the United States to support NATO
  • 7:44: Chris and Gabriela talk about some of the benefits that Mexico’s membership could bring to NATO
  • 17:54: Chris and Gabriela explain why NATO could choose to make Mexico a member first and not other countries in hot spots like Georgia and Ukraine
  • 22:34: Chris and Gabriela discuss the advantages in Mexico’s large number of active duty personnel and their capabilities
  • 25:47: Chris talks about the generational nature of the idea
  • 27:49: Chris and Gabriela talk about how increasing diversity in the US population parallels the need for diversifying US public support for NATO
  • 34:29: Gabriela talks about the case from Mexico City’s point of view and what it stands to gain

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NATO 20/2020

Oct 14, 2020

Seek membership for Mexico

By Christopher Skaluba, Gabriela R. A. Doyle

Building a relationship between NATO and Mexico may be the key to keeping a rapidly changing America invested in European security.

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