On eve of bicentennial, Mexico urgently needs help of U.S., Amanda Mattingly; Atlanta Journal Constitution, September 14, 2010

On September 14, 2010, TAG’s Latin America expert Amanda Mattingly published an op-ed in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. In the article, Ms. Mattingly emphasizes the importance of the historic U.S. – Mexico relationship, and explains why U.S. support for Mexico’s efforts to end the political and social influence of drug cartels is critical to regional stability and the well-being of the U.S. – Mexico relationship.

You can read the full text of Ms. Mattingly’s article here:  AJC op-ed, Amanda Mattingly

Top US goal in Afghanistan ought to be capturing bin Laden, Jack Devine; Washington Post, October 10, 2010

On Sunday, October 10, 2010, the Washington Post published an op-ed written by Jack Devine in which he advocates for a renewed focus on finding and capturing Osama bin Laden.  Mr. Devine suggests that not only would such an achievement deliver a significant psychological blow to Al Qaeda and the extremist groups it inspired, but also it would provide the US with a reasonable justification for exiting Afghanistan.  Moreover, capturing bin Laden would serve to advance the post-9/11 healing of the American psyche.

You can read the full text of the op-ed here:

Where is Osama bin Laden? WP 10-10-10