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2006/4 (No 123)

  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN : 9782707150035
  • DOI : 10.3917/her.123.0164
  • Publisher : La Découverte

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Since the 1990s, the Mexican government has pursued a policy intended to anchor Mexico to North America, a northward shift clearly endorsed by NAFTA. However, the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 upset this plan. As a result, Mexico has been working actively with the United States and Canada to set up a continent-wide system within which to apply the principles of Homeland Security. This plan of action presents a series of challenges for regional geopolitics and, in particular, for Mexico with regard to its borders, the strategic protection of its territory, migration, and the continent’s energy policies.


  1. Mexico’s Geopolitical Shift
  2. September 11 and “Fortress America”
    1. The Southern Border of the North American Security Perimeter
    2. Homeland Security Starts at the Rio Suchiate
  3. Homeland Security and Energy Policy
  4. Conclusion

To cite this article

Rodrigo Nieto Gómez, “ Les conséquences géopolitiques pour le Mexique de la politique états-unienne de Homeland Security ”, Hérodote 4/2006 (no 123) , p. 164-181
URL : www.cairn.info/revue-herodote-2006-4-page-164.htm.
DOI : 10.3917/her.123.0164.

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