Inside Kissinger’s Bet on Emerging Brazil21 September 2014
Book review. Kissinger e o Brasil (Kissinger and Brazil) by Matias Spektor. Zahar, 2008. 234 pages. R$ 29,90 (www.amazon.com.br)
Irrespective of who will win Brazil’s presidential election in late October, one key foreign policy challenge awaits the next government: Brazil must seek to improve ties with the United States, which reached its nadir when Dilma Rousseff canceled a state visit to Washington, D.C. over the spying revelations in late 2013. Yet US-Brazil relations have historically been marred by a lack of mutual understanding and trust, unrealistic expectations or outright negligence, as Matias Spektor’s Kissinger e o Brasil (Kissinger and Brazil) shows.
The book describes an interesting effort to establish a US-Brazil alliance that culminated in the 1976 visit …