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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Mexico’s New Narrative

Author: Julia E. Sweig
Folha de Sao Paulo

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.

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Free Trade, Safe Trade

Author: Jagdish N. Bhagwati
The Times of India

Jagdish Bhagwati shares anecdotes of the sometimes-painful outcomes that protectionist policies can produce.

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An American in Brazil

Author: Julia E. Sweig
International Herald Tribune

Julia E. Sweig states that Secretary Clinton's visit to Brazil "may reflect a political will to make the relationship with Brazil a strategic priority for American foreign policy."

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