Brazil´s Foreign Policy

Under the leadership of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil opened 62 diplomatic and consular representations around the world – another 17 are in the process of opening. The country currently has 212 posts. Many of them have no relevance in the international political and economic landscape. However, they are part of a strategyContinue reading “Brazil´s Foreign Policy”

Brazil’s Foreign Policy

As a former US military officer, I look at this issue of Brazilian involvement with a possible military opponent with a certain amount of careful distance. It could be friends and former colleagues who are on the other side of these issues. On the other hand, as a Harvard graduate (along with Hildete), I recallContinue reading “Brazil’s Foreign Policy”

Former CIA Officer on Brazil in Iran Negotiations

A positive view of the recent diplomacy Former CIA officer on Iran: Brazil and Turkey are vital checks and balances Shouldn’t the world welcome the actions of two significant, responsible, democratic, and rational states to intervene and help check the foolishnesses of decades of US policy on Iran? By Graham E. Fuller posted May 24,Continue reading “Former CIA Officer on Brazil in Iran Negotiations”

Brazilian Nuclear Diplomacy

Brazil, Turkey and Iran Not just any deal will do May 20th 2010 From The Economist print edition Have Brazil and Turkey helped solve a brewing nuclear crisis, or made it worse? TO IRAN’S irrepressible president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the deal was a triumph for the powers of the future over “the tyrant powers [who] belongContinue reading “Brazilian Nuclear Diplomacy”

Brazil on the world stage

Below is a pro/ con debate about the role of president Lula in the Iran affair. source: http://www.americasquarterly.org/node/1484 …about Brazil’s president going to Iran (following Iran’s president traveling to Brazil in November). My opinion is that this increased diplomatic role is a natural result of the increasing economic position of Brazil. I think that thisContinue reading “Brazil on the world stage”