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Book Review: “Can the Elephant Dance?” by David M. Malone

David Malone’s book on Indian foreign policy, it must be said from the outset, is one of those rare works that combine beautiful writing and incisive analysis, packaged in a clear and coherent structure. As a consequence, ...


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As Brazil turns into 6th largest economy, unfamiliar challenges loom

As a report earlier this week by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) noted, Brazil has just overtaken the UK as the world's sixth largest economy. Merely one year ago, it displaced Italy from the seventh ...



2011′s most popular articles: “How immigration will change Brazil” and more

1. How immigration will change Brazil (April 10)
As we're stuck in traffic on Avenida Paulista, São Paulo's most famous boulevard, the cab driver interrupts our small talk, struggling to hide his disbelief and skepticism. ...



Book review: “The New Brazil” by Riordan Roett

In this concise and very accessible book, Riordan Roett, one of the United States’ leading Brazil scholars, provides a brief overview of Brazil’s history and then comments, with some more detail, on political ...



10 Issues to Watch in International Politics in 2012

10. Is Central America doomed?
After Mexico’s President Calderon’s crackdown against drug trafficking, resulting in unprecedented levels of violence in the country (about 50,000 deaths since 2006), organized ...



Buenos Aires Herald: New partners look to the future

“The New India and the New Latin America”, in Buenos Aires on December 5. Read full article here.
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Seeing India through Brazilian eyes
Can Brazil learn to manipulate China?
Corruption: Brazilian ...



Brazil and the dilemma of regional leadership

Prior to a recent meeting of Latin American policy makers and academics in Rio de Janeiro, I asked a participant from Ecuador whether he’d prefer to speak Spanish or Portuguese. “Nobody in Ecuador bothers to learn ...



A competição pela modernidade definirá a nova ordem global

http://www.asuntosdelsur.org/opiniones/opinion/163
Por Oliver Stuenkel*
Com os Estados Unidos e a Europa enfrentando suas profundas dificuldades financeiras, o declínio do Ocidente e a ‘ascensão do restante’ marcam ...



Do think tanks matter?

Yesterday a group of researchers from the Berlin-based German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), a large publicly financed think tank, visited FGV-CPDOC to speak about several of their research projects ...


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As Europe struggles, Mercosur’s supporters need a new lodestar

Last Friday I visited the Mercosur Secretariat in Montevideo, Uruguay’s capital, where I met with several of its permanent staff to speak about the future of regional integration. The Secretariat is housed in a former ...