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 the launch of the New Development Bank at the BRICS Summit yesterday in Fortaleza, Brazil, Julia Sweig highlights the potential impact of the new bank and why the United States should pay attention.
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.
On the heels of the EPA's announcement of new carbon emission rules, Julia Sweig reflects in her column on the need for leadership from major economies to tackle climate change and on the prospects for cooperation between the United States and Brazil.
In the wake of the New York Times' dismissal of Jill Abramson, Julia Sweig reflects in her column on the unique challenges professional women face ascending to leadership positions in public or public-oriented organizations.
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.
Following the revelation of USAID's deployment of a secret Twitter-inspired communications platorm in Cuba, Julia Sweig reflects, in her column, on U.S.-Cuba relations and on the loose definition of democracy-promotion in foreign policy.
As the Unasur summit commences in Chile, Julia Sweig suggests, in her column, that the opportunity is ripe for meaningful summitry that might offer Venezual practical conflict resolution mechanisms while respecting its sovereignty.
As Venezuela descends into strife, Julia Sweig reflects in her column on the multilateral implications of the protests in Caracas and across the country, and suggests a way forward on this crisis for U.S. diplomacy.
Following the release of new polling data, indicating a majority of Americans are for improving relations with Cuba, Julia Sweig reflects in her column on the role of pragmatism in U.S. politics and on U.S.-Cuba relations.
As Bill de Blasio takes office in New York, Julia Sweig reflects on inequality, urban poverty, and the idea that government policy can provide solutions to ingrained problems when the market falls short.
In the wake of the preliminary accord reached with Iran, Julia Sweig proposes that the Obama administration pursue a diplomatic resolution to another vexing element of U.S. foreign affairs: the relationship with Cuba.
In Cuba: What Everyone Needs to Know, Julia E. Sweig provides a straightforward guide to Cuba's politics, its often fraught relationship with the United States, and its shifting role in the global community.