Joel Kotkin at Newgeography has a thoughtful foreign policy prescription: Think globally, act locally:
Kotkin points out that a “. . .strongly integrated North American Energy Community, including Mexico, could insulate Americans from unreliable suppliers in the Middle East, Russia and South America. For Canadians, it would cement a stable, long-term relationship with a steady customer and perhaps guarantee a floor on prices.”
As Kotkin himself acknowledges, not as attention-grabbing as alarmist headlines in Pakistan, Russia, etc. But it makes sense in a quiet sort of way.