Robert D. Kaplan wrote an interesting piece today about something we’ve been talking about for a few years now. The media focus the past year has been squarely on the events unfolding throughout the Middle East. While this is undoubtedly important, when compared to the effects a failed Mexican state would have on our country, it pales in comparison.
“A deeply troubled state as well as a demographic and economic giant on the United States’ southern border, Mexico will affect America’s destiny in coming decades more than any state or combination of states in the Middle East. Indeed, Mexico may constitute the world’s seventh-largest economy in the near future.”
Take a moment to read how these two national security issues have a lasting effect on our nation. Lets hope during this years presidential debates, there is an honest dialogue on what America must do with the growing instability that is much closer than the other side of the globe.