Book review: “Brazil: The Troubled Rise of a Global Power” by Michael Reid

Book review: Brazil: The Troubled Rise of a Global Power, by Michael Reid. Yale University Press, 2014. 352 pages, $18.53 (kindle,
After 2014, when Brazil organized the Football World Cup, the country will yet ...


IMF reform: A late (and incomplete) diplomatic victory for the BRICS grouping

After waiting for the implementation of IMF quota reforms for more than five years, the BRICS grouping can finally celebrate an important victory: Now implemented, the reform shifts six percentage points of total IMF quota ...


Palestra: “A Crise Brasileira no Contexto Internacional”

Data: 17/02/2016 Hora: 19:00 Local: FGV BOTAFOGO - Praia de Botafogo, 190 -3 º andar - auditório 308
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Convidamos a todos para a Palestra sobre: "A crise brasileira no contexto ...


Nehru vs. Jinnah

Before midnight: Nehru, Mountbatten and Jinnah
Book review:Midnight’s Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India’s Partition. By Nisid Hajari. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 328 pages; $28.
Partition, the division of the ...


Brazil and Argentina must prepare joint plan as Venezuelan debt default looms

After a historic election victory for the opposition in December 2015, Venezuela is heading for even deeper political and economic turmoil in 2016. International observers have warned of a possible Venezuelan default for ...


Book review: “Gridlock: Why Global Cooperation is Failing When We Need It Most” by Thomas Hale, David Held and Kevin Young

Book review: "Gridlock: Why Global Cooperation is Failing When We Need It Most" by Thomas Hale, David Held and Kevin Young. Polity, 2013. 311 pages. R$ 84,02 (Kindle,
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Os 10 principais desafios da política externa brasileira em 2016

Selecionar apenas dez pontos entre uma imensidão de desafios que o Brasil enfrenta é, claro, uma tarefa praticamente impossível e fadada a omitir tópicos cruciais. Esta lista, portanto, não pretende ser exaustiva (não ...


Economic crisis cannot justify Brazil’s absence from global security debate

Germany's Angela Merkel at the Munich Security Conference
For the past two years, Brazil was, of the world's top ten economies, the only country without a single participant at the Munich Security Conference. Equally ...


The BRICS grouping is becoming more Asia-centric

The word "decorative" is currently fashionable in Brazil after Michel Temer bemoaned, in a leaked letter to President Dilma Rousseff, that he was being treated as little more than a "decorative Vice President". Jokes in ...


What’s next for Venezuela? Sinophobia

Creditors tend to be popular when they hand out the cash in times of need, but less so when the debtor realizes the terms of the deal are too onerous -- or when it is pay back time. This dynamic is likely to be on display ...