In Time magazine's cover article, Shannon discusses how Mexico's government must address its security situation if it is to have sustainable economic growth.
As President Obama meets with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Steven Harper for the North American Leaders' Summit, they will have an opportunity to set the course for the next two decades. Shannon explains in this piece for Foreign Policy why working trilaterally for a North American future is more important now than ever before for the United States.
In this article for Foreign Affairs, Shannon explains why Mexico is one of the top global markets that investors should be watching.
Mexico successfully passed a number of important reforms in 2013, but as Shannon mentions, it will need to make these changes stick and harness its geostrategic potential in order to excel.
Illegal drug usage patterns are shifting in the United States, but this is unlikely to change the involvement of Mexico's drug cartels in the business, says Shannon.
Shannon spoke at the University of Texas at El Paso about U.S.-Mexico ties and about her new book, Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead.
Mexico's peso is doing much better than in the past, and as Shannon explain, some of this comes from the mixed blessing of the country's close relationship to the United States.
As Mexico considers opening its shale gas, Shannon explains that the current changes in the country's energy sector come from the end of easy to access resources.
Mexico is one of the United States' trading partners, and as Shannon points out, some 22 states have the country as their largest or second largest export market.
Doane College news highlights Shannon's talk on the importance of U.S.-Latin America relations as part of the Hansen Leadership speaker series.