The Future of North America, 2025
August 30, 2008
This well-researched assessment of the projected future of the United States, Mexico, and Canada captures not only the very best thinking on the issues but also wide-ranging practical perspectives from a multiyear, collaborative effort by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, and the Conference Board of Canada. The authors address six areas of critical strategic importance for North America—competitiveness, energy, the environment, infrastructure, labor mobility, and security. Each chapter takes factual stock of the integration that has already occurred, anticipates future developments projected out to the year 2025 and beyond, and identifies the areas that warrant the formulation of a complementary set of trilateral public policies to more effectively address future transnational challenges and opportunities. The volume also gives the peoples of Canada, the United States, and Mexico greater appreciation for the strategic importance of their North American neighbors for their individual futures, as well as for their continent’s future. How we capitalize on the opportunities and challenges of a changing global environment will help determine the kind of future that lies ahead for North America.