Robert D. Kaplan, Stratfor | March 29, 2012
The US should be more worried about a stable Mexico than states in the Middle East. ++ While violence in Syria is horrendous, more than 47,000 Mexicans have died in the drug wars since 2006. ++ Mexico City could lose control over northern parts of the country. ++ With around 111 million people, Mexico is a demographic dynamo. ++ Considering their shared border, America's economic and demographic fate is intimately tied with that of Mexico's. ++ The US must pay more attention to Mexico and help stabilize its southern neighbor.