Following last weeks near simultaneous release of torture reports in Brazil and the United States, Julia Sweig reflects in her column on the similarities and differences between the two documents, including the shared matter of impunity.
Following elections in both Brazil and the United States, Julia Sweig reflects in her column on potential ways to kickstart bilateral collaboration between the two countries over the next couple of years.
Valerie Wirtschafter reflects on the road ahead for Brazil, following a contested campaign where change was an empty buzzword used by both candidates. With Dilma Rousseff back in office for a second term, one thing is certain: she will now have to make a visible effort to deliver on her promises for reform.
Ahead of the presidential election on Sunday, Julia Sweig reflects in the "Room For Debate" section of the New York Times on the challenges ahead as Brazil seeks to confront its persistent inequality.
Following the first round elimination of "change candidate" Marina Silva in Brazil's presidential election, Julia Sweig reflects in her column on the run-off between establishment candidates Dilma Rousseff and Aecio Neves and their potential to implement much-needed reforms throughout the country.
With less than one month until Brazil's elections kick-off, Julia Sweig highlights the significance of the heated race between current President Dilma Rousseff and "dark horse" candidate Marina Silva.
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.
Shannon K. O'Neil outlines how the World Cup has brought attention to Brazil's economic problems and how Brazilians are mobilizing to tackle them.
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.
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.
To ensure the success of Myanmar's historic democratic transition, the United States should revise its outdated and counterproductive sanctions policy.
Blackwill and Campbell analyze the rise of Chinese President Xi Jinping and call for a new American grand strategy for Asia.
Williams argues that greater U.S. involvement is necessary to enhance the quality and success of peacekeeping missions.
Kurlantzick offers the sharpest analysis yet of what state capitalism’s emergence means for democratic politics around the world. More
In a cogent analysis of why the United States is losing ground as a world power, Blackwill and Harris explore the statecraft of geoeconomics. More
Takeyh and Simon reframe the legacy of U.S. involvement in the Arab world from 1945 to 1991 and shed new light on the makings of the contemporary Middle East. More
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