James Glassman
James Glassman

James Glassman, writer/consultant who served as US propaganda chief during George W. Bush's administration, is providing "perception management" advice to Mexico on improving its ties with the US.

He's also counseling Mexico's ambassador Esteban Moctezuma Barragan on matters concerning the implementation of the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement.

Glassman, who does not have a formal contract with Mexico, met with Moctezuma twice in December to discuss trade issues and drafted a document.

The ambassador, who took office in March 2021, decided not to use the document.

Glassman is a longtime fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and financial columnist at Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine.

He became founding executive director of the George W. Bush Institute in 2009 after serving as the State Dept. 's undersecretary for public diplomacy and chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, overseer of Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and other outlets.

Earlier, he was editor-in-chief of Roll Call, president of The Atlantic, executive VP-US News & World Report and publisher of the New Republic.

Glassman co-wrote "Dow 36,000" in 1999, a book that predicted the Dow Jones Industrial Average would triple by 2005.

The Dow hit the 36,000 mark on Nov. 1, 2021.