Announcing Release of Two Nations Indivisible

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Yaritza Hernandez is seen through an American flag as she waves a Mexican flag during a rally in support of immigration rights in Washington, May 17, 2006 (Jim Young/Courtesy Reuters).

Yaritza Hernandez is seen through an American flag as she waves a Mexican flag during a rally in support of immigration rights in Washington, May 17, 2006 (Jim Young/Courtesy Reuters).

Dear friends,

I’m excited to announce that Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead is now available from Oxford University Press.

As many of you know, I have lived, worked, and traveled extensively in Mexico and care deeply about the future of U.S.-Mexican relations. I have seen, firsthand, how much Mexico has changed and wanted to tell a story, thirty years in the making, that belies the grim narratives that tend to dominate the headlines.

What I reveal in Two Nations Indivisible is a more hopeful Mexico—a globally competitive economy, a rising middle class, and increasingly influential pro-democracy voters. A country the United States should see as a partner, not a problem.

Working with Mexico—for the good of both countries—will require not just a new set of policies (though these too are needed), but a larger conceptual shift toward forging a true partnership. But we can only form a stronger connection if we know the forces that shape our neighbor. It is vital that the United States understands the post-PRI, post-NAFTA, post-9/11 global Mexico to strengthen the good and limit the bad from such a close, but still unequal relationship. My aim is to expand this necessary understanding in an engaging way.

You can purchase the book at Amazon or at your favorite bookstore. I invite you to share your thoughts in the comments section or on my Facebook page, post a review at Amazon, or tweet your reaction to @Shannonkoneil.

Thank you in advance for helping me spark constructive conversations about the biggest overlooked foreign policy challenge of our time—U.S. relations with our southern neighbor.

With gratitude,
Shannon

Published in conjunction with Latin America’s Moment at the Council on Foreign Relations.