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Apresentação de Livro: “Brazil on the Global Stage: Power, Ideas, and the Liberal International Order”

Brazil has risen to become the seventh largest economy and fourth largest democracy in the world – yet its rise challenges the conventional wisdom that capitalist democracies will necessarily converge to become faithful adherents of a U.S.-led global liberal order. Indeed, Brazil demonstrates that middle powers, even those of a deeply democratic bent, may offer important challenges to prevailing conceptions of the world order, differing in their views of what democracy means on the global stage and how international relations should be conducted among sovereign nations. For Brazil, successful diplomacy involves an increased voice for the developing world, greater accountability in multilateral institutions, and a desire to reduce emphasis on coercive instruments.

Brazil on the Global Stage: Power, Ideas, and


Entrevista: “Dinheiro chinês é chance única de integrar fisicamente América Latina”

- Entrevista com Oliver Stuenkel, autor do livro “BRICS e a ordem global”

- Para especialista, Brics mantém dinamismo político, apesar de desaceleração

- Investimentos da China no Brasil vão de trem transatlântico à Petrobras


Nem tudo que o premiê chinês, Li Keqiang, prometeu no Brasil e nos outros países da região que visita essa semana sairá do papel. Mas isso não é necessariamente um problema para o especialista em países emergentes Oliver Stuenkel. “Mesmo se só a metade acontecer, isso é muito grande”, diz ele. “Só a presença dessas promessas de investimento é uma chance única de integrar o continente sul-americano. A América do Sul é muito mal integrada em termos de infraestrutura.”

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Time for IBSA to relaunch the Responsibility While Protecting (RwP) concept

Four years after Brazil launched the note entitled ‘Responsibility while protecting: elements for the development and promotion of a concept’, the Rousseff administration’s most significant international initiative is today generally thought to be long forgotten and lost in oblivion. Reflecting the Brazilian government’s apparent decision to turn the page, the Permanent Misson website’s link leading to the document, used by hundreds of papers and websites about the topic, has been deactivated.

Brazil was ultimately unsuccessful in generating a sustained global debate and turn the concept into a household name, largely because other countries did not decide to fully embrace the idea and join Brazil in promoting it, and because Brazil decided not to resist the initial (but normal)pushback. …


How Brazil loses the battle for international talent

As emerging powers like China are seeking to strengthen innovation-driven growth and focus on the production of value-added goods, they are increasingly trying to emulate the United States’ unique capacity to attract foreign talent. Indeed, the competition for high-end talent is set to become a major international battleground as nations around the world try to avoid being left behind as eternal commodity providers, unable to achieve long-term growth.

A brief look at the statistics shows the massive impact immigrants have on the US economy’s capacity to innovate and generate jobs: Some 40% of Fortune 500 firms were founded by immigrants or their children. So were the firms behind seven of the ten most valuable brands in the world. Although the …


Victory Day Parade points to BRICS grouping’s growing importance for Russia

Friends in need are friends indeed, a saying goes. Yesterday Vladimir Putin, facing the most severe international political isolation in his fifteen years in power, was saved by a relatively small group of state leaders from diplomatic humiliation during Russia’s Victory Day celebrations in Moscow. Most notable, perhaps, was the presence of China’s Xi Jinping, India’s President Pranab Mukherjee and South Africa’s Jacob Zuma. Except for Brazil, which was represented by Jaques Wagner, Minister of Defense (and possibly the governing party’s presidential candidate in 2018), the BRICS grouping thus again proved crucial for Russia to defy Western diplomatic and economic pressure: During Xi’s visit, countless agreements (largely in infrastructure) were signed between Russia and China.

Commentators in the Western media …


The G7 and the BRICS in the post-Crimea world order

Valdai Paper # 14: The G7 and the BRICS in the Post-Crimea World Order



The 14th Valdai paper “The G7 and the BRICS in the post-Crimea world order” is devoted to two international structures – BRICS and G7, its’ role and policy towards Russia’s actions during political events in 2014 as well as on the eve of summits which will take place in summer 2015, as the author presumes, in the context of a growing estrangement between Russia and the West.

The author assesses the situation through giving the answers, what is the position of the BRICS countries on current political issues, if the BRICS countries are willing to protect Russia and provide support, if confrontation …


The missing 1.3 billion

Missing China:A world map depicting social connections on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=469716398919)

Post-Western World’s facebook page‘s roughly fifteen thousand followers (“fans”) hail from 45 different countries around the world. While most are based in large countries like Brazil, followed by India, Pakistan, the United States and Russia, the list also includes less populous nations like Afghanistan, Belarus, Saudi Arabia and Morroco. That is, of course, a minuscule and insignificant fraction of facebook’s almost 1.5 billion users, yet it is, along with millions of other facebook pages of comparable size, an example of how social media allows internet users to read, connect, comment and discuss any imaginable topic, ranging from pop music, religion, relationships and sports to computer games and …


Effective and Responsible Protection from Atrocity Crimes: Toward Global Action

by Thorsten Benner, Sarah Brockmeier, Erna Burai, C.S.R. Murthy, Christopher Daase, J. Madhan Mohan, Julian Junk, Xymena Kurowska, Gerrit Kurtz, Liu Tiewa, Wolfgang Reinicke, Philipp Rotmann, Ricardo Soares de Oliveira, Matias Spektor, Oliver Stuenkel, Marcos Tourinho, Harry Verhoeven and Zhang Haibin.

Global Norm Evolution & The Responsibility to Protect


Executive Summary

A decade after the United Nations adopted the concept of a Responsibility to Protect (R2P) people from atrocity crimes, the world’s record of protection remains grim. But those who point to a global deadlock between “Western” interventionists and “non-Western” stalwarts of sovereignty as a cause for this lack of progress misidentify the core of the political conflict, and fail to engage seriously with the practical challenges of protection …