200906065043 | Mexico’s Narco-Insurgency and U.S. Counterdrug Policy and the Merida Initiative | / | Border & Sovereignty

The alarming rise in drug-related violence in Mexico is discussed and the prospects of U.S. counterdrug policies in that country is assessed. The author argues that current U.S. policies are ill-suited for confronting the Mexican drug trade, and advocates a more holistic, better integrated approach to counternarcotics.