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Why the West needs to offer Brazil, India, and South Africa a new deal5 min read
Emerging powers like Brazil, India, and South Africa are unhappy with the current global power structure and seek more recognition and influence. The West should offer more incentives to these countries to support its stance on Ukraine.
Why democratic countries around the world are not prepared to support Ukraine – and some are shifting closer to Russia6 min read
Global efforts to condemn Russia’s actions in Ukraine have stalled, with many countries opting for neutrality instead of condemning Russia. African and Latin American countries remain mostly neutral whilst China and India maintain a balancing act through their strategic partnership with Russia.
Lula and the world: What to expect from the new Brazilian foreign policy5 min read
Brazil’s new leader, President Lula, is treading a fine line between China and the US in his foreign policy.
President Lula cold-shoulders Chancellor Scholz over sending military aid to Ukraine2 min read
President firmly rejects the notion that Brazil could help Ukraine defend against Russian missile or drone attacks by sending military aid.
Brazil: Swift and robust response to the insurrection highlights the strength of democracy4 min read
Hundreds of Bolsonaro supporters have been arrested and state governors read the riot act for disloyalty to the elected government. January 8 has, if nothing else, highlighted the anti-democratic nature of Bolsonarismo.
Never take Democracy for granted3 min read
The January 8 riot attack on Brazil’s National Congress shows the consequences of choosing corrupt, populist, and fearmongering leaders.
Democracy under attack in Brazil: 5 questions about the storming of Congress and the role of the military6 min read
The sacking of key democratic institutions in Brasilia has parallels with the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol but was different in one key way: the position of the military.