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Julia Sweig responds to the question, "As Brazil Snubs the U.S., Who Loses?" on the New York Times' Room for Debate blog.
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.
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.
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.
Isobel Coleman and Terra Lawson-Remer share seven lessons from their new book, Pathways to Freedom: Political and Economic Lessons From Democratic Transitions.
Julia Sweig examines Vice President Biden's upcoming trip to Brazil, Colombia, and Trinidad and Tobago.
Julia Sweig reflects on Brazil's new domestic workers law.
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.
Julia E. Sweig assesses the recent shift in Mexico's narrative under the newly inaugurated president, Enrique Peña Nieto, and the implications of this shift for Brazil.
Sebastian Mallaby argues that microeconomic struggles are tarnishing the macroeconomic success of the BRICs.
Michael Spence shares his bullish outlook on emerging markets and their ability to rebound from a global growth slowdown.
Julia E. Sweig explores what the political crisis unfolding in Paraguay means for Brazil and its regional leadership.
Julia E. Sweig dissects the international quandary over the humanitarian implications of violence in Syria.
Julia Sweig explains the significance of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff's first visit to the United States.
Julia E. Sweig analyzes the significance of the first-ever Communist Party Conference in Cuba.
Julia E. Sweig discusses Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff's upcoming visit to Cuba.
Yanzhong Huang discusses the impact of chronic, noncommunicable disease on development in the BRICS nations.
The authors assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes. More
An authoritative and accessible look at what countries must do to build durable and prosperous democracies—and what the United States and others can do to help. More
A groundbreaking analysis of what the changes in American energy mean for the economy, national security, and the environment. More