Brazil

Op-Ed

Just Dating is Enough

Author: Julia E. Sweig
Folha de Sao Paulo

Following the meeting between Dilma Rousseff and Joe Biden on the margins of the World Cup, Julia Sweig reflects in her column on the significance of the thaw in U.S.-Brazil relations after a year marked by the Snowden revelations, cyberspying, and postponements.

See more in Brazil; Diplomacy and Statecraft

Op-Ed

The World Cup and American Students

Author: Julia E. Sweig

As the 2014 World Cup approaches, Julia Sweig relfects, in her column, on the links between Brazil's consolidation as a major power and its ascendance in American academic thought, and posits the World Cup as an opportunity to crystallize Brazil's emergence.

See more in Brazil; Society and Culture

Op-Ed

Postmortem Questions

Author: Julia E. Sweig
Folha de Sao Paulo

Ties between Brazil and the United States will continue after Brazilian president Dilma cancelled her trip to Washington, but a prime opportunity to forge a new relationship has been lost, writes Julia Sweig.

See more in Brazil; United States; Politics and Strategy

Op-Ed

Dear President Dilma

Author: Julia E. Sweig
Folha de Sao Paulo

Julia Sweig urges Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff to look past the offense of NSA spying revelations and go forward with her planned October state visit to Washington.

See more in Brazil; Presidents and Chiefs of State

Op-Ed

NSA, SIVAM, Dilma, and Barack

Author: Julia E. Sweig
Folha de Sao Paulo

Although revelations of NSA spying provoked an angry reaction last week in Brazil, the U.S. and Brazilian administrations should treat this crisis as an opportunity, writes Julia Sweig.

See more in Brazil; United States; Intelligence

Op-Ed

Ten Questions for the New BRICS Bank

Author: Isobel Coleman
Foreign Policy

The recent announcement of a BRICS development bank raised many questions. Isobel Coleman writes about the potential structure and purpose of the BRICS development bank and its implications for international development and the global economy.

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Ask CFR Experts

Where do you see Brazil in 2020? As a country with the lowest growth rates among the BRICS, is the dream over for Brazil?

Asked by Fagner Dantas, from Universidade Federal da Bahia

The Brazilian government faces a number of challenges and opportunities concerning its economic forecast in the coming years. After peaking at 7.5 percent growth in 2010, Brazil's recent economic slowdown has caused worry that the dream of a new high-growth economy had slipped out of reach.

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See more in Brazil; Economic Development; Emerging Markets; Global Future Trends

Foreign Affairs Article

A Light in the Forest

Author: Jeff Tollefson

Since 1988, Brazilians have cleared more than 153,000 square miles of Amazonian rain forest, devastating the environment and driving global climate change forward ever faster. Recently, however, Brazil has changed its course, reducing the rate of deforestation by 83 percent since 2004. At the same time, it has become a test case for a controversial international climate-change prevention strategy that places a monetary value on the carbon stored in forests.

See more in Brazil; Climate Change; Forests and Land Management