Category Archives: Brazil

The Inflation Tiger – Rising

The announced inflation rate for China signaled again the emergence of inflation as a serious global economic issue.  At the moment it lies principally with large emerging market countries notably in China, India and Brazil. The Chinese government has targeted … Continue reading

Posted in Brazil, China, India, Political Economy | Leave a comment

Failing to Step Up

One thing I know my Brazilian colleagues are waiting for is a public commitment by President Obama – while in Brazil – to support Brazilian membership to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).  Obama while in India gave strong vocal … Continue reading

Posted in Brazil | Leave a comment

Brazil and Global Leadership

Now my excuse on waiting to blog on the Brazil meeting (November 21st-22nd, “Global Leadership: The Role of Brazil and the US and the Agenda for the 21st Century) referenced in my blog post “Constructing New Leadership“, was in anticipation … Continue reading

Posted in Brazil, Global Governance for G20/G8 | 3 Comments

Constructing New Leadership

An area of obvious difference between the Brazilian and American experts in Rio de Janeiro at Cebri was the question of leadership actions by the rising states.  Much like the Obama Administration, many US experts urged that Brazil  – as … Continue reading

Posted in Brazil, China, Global Governance for G20/G8 | 10 Comments

Moving to Sunnier – at least Warmer – Climes

Barely back from the Seoul Summit, I have had the good fortune to do a little temperature taking _ and I don’t mean the outside temperature – here in Brazil.  With the auspices of Cebri (Brazilian Center for International Relations) … Continue reading

Posted in Brazil | 5 Comments

BRICSAM and the G20: A Week Later

The London G20 summit turned to be an unanticipated success. In the weeks and days before the event, signs were gloomy of any positive outcome. The French and Germans were saying ‘no’ to any major collective stimulus package. Gordon Brown as … Continue reading

Posted in Brazil, China, Global Governance for G20/G8, Guest Blogger | Tagged , , , , , | 14 Comments

Brazil’s new Vision: Imagining a Great Power?

Brazil is thinking big.  I mean Big!  On December 19, 2008 President Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva – Lula in other words, released a new national defense strategy. This document called for: upgrading Brazil’s military forces and for remaking the … Continue reading

Posted in Brazil | Leave a comment

Brazil In or Out Part II

Just before I get to Brazil, I want to let readers know that through some technological blogging magic, we are able here at Rising BRICSAM to allow guest contributors to add blog posts. Look for my colleague Art Stein, Professor … Continue reading

Posted in Brazil | 1 Comment

Brazil: In or Out – Part I

It’s a persistent question – is this new large emerging economy a member of the group – Rising BRICSAM – and if so, how? Brazil is frequently subjected to this inquiry. Paulo Sotero and Leslie Elliott Amijo undertook exactly that … Continue reading

Posted in Brazil | Leave a comment