Brazil

First Take

Why Brazil is a Broker with Iran

Author: Matias Spektor

It is not yet clear whether a Brazil-brokered deal will complicate or help resolve the crisis over Iran's nuclear program. CFR's Matias Spektor says either way a newly assertive Brazil is likely to remain a lead player in diplomacy on this issue.

See more in Proliferation; Iran; Brazil

Interview

Brazil's New Protectionist Mood

Bernarndo Wjuniski interviewed by Christopher Alessi

While a new round of U.S. quantitative easing will have a negative impact on emerging markets like Brazil, the country should not blame U.S. monetary policy for the structural flaws in its economy, says expert Bernardo Wjuniski.

See more in Brazil; Financial Markets

Interview

Does the BRICS Group Matter?

Martin Wolf interviewed by Christopher Alessi

The emerging BRICS economies agree that the West should hold less sway in the global economy. But their leaders, despite regular summits, have failed to articulate a coherent vision because of divergent interests, says journalist Martin Wolf.

See more in India; Brazil; Emerging Markets

Interview Matias Spektor interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

The 2012 U.S. presidential election is a low priority for Brazilians, says Matias Spektor. He says that Brazil does have a stake in the economic recovery of the United States, but many Brazilians think the policies in the United States being put forth won't work.

See more in United States; Brazil; Elections

Interview

Making Room for Brazil's Growing Clout

David Rothkopf interviewed by Aimee Rawlins

The United States should seize the opportunity to transform its relationship with Brazil to reflect its role as a world power, says David Rothkopf, member of a CFR Independent Task Force whose new report urges a UN Security Council permanent seat for Brazil.

See more in Brazil; Economic Development

Interview

Toward New Ties with Brazil

Matias Spektor interviewed by Aimee Rawlins

President Obama's trip to Brazil provides an opportunity for the two countries to reestablish their relationship, setting the stage for future agreements on trade, infrastructure, and foreign policy, says expert Matias Spektor.

See more in Brazil; Politics and Strategy; United States

Interview

Brazil's Evolutionary Election

João Augusto de Castro Neves interviewed by Roya Wolverson

Dilma Rousseff, favored to win Brazil's upcoming presidential runoff, would likely fall short on economic reform and tone down the current president's "hyperactive diplomacy," says analyst João Augusto de Castro Neves.

See more in Brazil; Elections