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Asia

The Chinese rise in Latin America: tensions and opportunities
Americas, Argentina, Asia, Brazil, Chile, China, U.S

The Chinese rise in Latin America: tensions and opportunities

China's growing presence in Latin America has been one of the most intriguing geopolitical dynamics of recent decades. This increase in influence, marked by significant investments in infrastructure, comĂ©rcio e cooperação polĂ­tica, nĂŁo apenas redefine as relaçÔes econĂŽmicas na regiĂŁo, mas tambĂ©m provoca reaçÔes variadas de outras potĂȘncias globais, particularmente os Estados Unidos e a UniĂŁo Europeia. Investimentos e InfluĂȘncia A China tem direcionado considerĂĄveis recursos financeiros para a AmĂ©rica Latina, focando em setores crĂ­ticos como energia, mining, construção e tecnologia. For example, em paĂ­ses como Brasil e Peru, empresas chinesas tĂȘm investido bilhĂ”es em projetos de mineração e infraestrutura. Esses investimentos muitas vezes vĂȘm acompanhados de cond...
Challenges and opportunities: the essential cooperation between BRICS countries
Africa, South Africa, Americas, Asia, Brazil, BRICS, China, Europe, India, International Organizations, Russia

Challenges and opportunities: the essential cooperation between BRICS countries

The importance of cooperation between BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – has been a recurring theme in international economic and political discussions. This article delves into the need to expand interaction between members in commercial spheres, economical, financial and monetary, using explicit quotes from newspapers in the countries involved, to highlight the possible gains of this approach. According to the "China Daily", China sees BRICS as a vital platform for promoting genuine multilateralism and reforming global governance. Cooperation between these emerging economies is seen as a counterpoint to the unilateralism and economic protection prevalent in the West. This reflects the Chinese view that strengthening ties....
The BRICS reaction to the election in Portugal: A multifaceted analysis
Africa, South Africa, Americas, Asia, Brazil, BRICS, China, Europe, India, International Organizations, Portugal, Russia

The BRICS reaction to the election in Portugal: A multifaceted analysis

The recent political turn in Portugal, with the election of a center-right government, has aroused varied reactions around the world, especially among BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). Each member of this group of emerging nations has their own perspective on the changes in Portugal and their potential implications.. This article seeks to explore and contrast these diverse views, citing official sources and statements. Brazil: Brazil, with its deep historical and cultural connection with Portugal, has been watching the elections with great interest. According to "Folha de S.Paulo", "the victory of the center-right in Portugal raises both opportunities and challenges for Brazil, opening paths for new economic dynamics, but also instigating pr...
Expansion of the security council and the Brazilian position: a game of global interests
Americas, Asia, Brazil, China, U.S, Europe, France, UK, Russia, Global Themes

Expansion of the security council and the Brazilian position: a game of global interests

Brazil, in a bold diplomatic initiative, recently proposed significant changes to the structure of the UN Security Council, calling for the end of the veto power (at least temporarily) and the inclusion of eleven new permanent members. This movement reflects not only a search for greater recognition of Brazil on the international stage, but also an attempt to reform a structure that many see as obsolete and not representative of current geopolitical reality. The Brazilian proposition, according to sources such as the UOL portal, suggests that the suspension of the veto power, a prerogative of the five current permanent members (U.S, UK, France, China and Russia), whether for a period of 15 years. The argument is that this would allow for more decision-making..
External influences and the sovereignty of Latin America
Americas, Asia, Brazil, China, U.S

External influences and the sovereignty of Latin America

To Latin America, region of vast cultural and political diversity, often finds itself in the vortex of geopolitical influences, mainly from China and the United States. This article explores how these powers have shaped, often controversially, the political and economic paradigms in the region, limiting, like this, the development of regional governance models that are authentic and alternative to the established global order. American influence in Latin America has deep historical roots, dating back to the Monroe Doctrine and the Big Stick policy. Traditionally, This influence manifested itself through direct interventions, support for authoritarian regimes or predatory economic policies under the aegis of the so-called Washington Consensus. It is argued that ...
Chinese influence in Nicaragua: an expanding partnership
Americas, Asia, China, Nicaragua

Chinese influence in Nicaragua: an expanding partnership

In the last years, the relationship between Nicaragua and China has intensified, marking an era of significant investment and growing influence of the Asian nation in the Central American country. This strategic partnership covers several sectors, from infrastructure to technology, and has geopolitical and economic implications that deserve a detailed analysis. One of the most ambitious and discussed projects is the plan to build an interoceanic canal in Nicaragua, financed by Chinese capital. Despite the challenges and criticisms related to environmental and social impacts, This project, led by Chinese company HKND Group, promises to significantly transform the country's economy and infrastructure. Besides that, it represents a point of strategic interest for ...
Brazilian leadership in South America: current challenges and perspectives
Americas, Argentina, Asia, Brazil, China, Uruguay, Venezuela

Brazilian leadership in South America: current challenges and perspectives

Brazil, Historically recognized as a leader in South America, currently faces significant challenges in its foreign policy, reflecting a reduced ability to influence regional events. Analyzing recent developments, we can observe how the current Brazilian administration deals with complex issues involving neighboring countries, like Venezuela, Argentina and Uruguay, each presenting different scenarios. The relationship with Venezuela, under the government of NicolĂĄs Maduro, remains a critical point. Historically, the two countries maintained strong ties, but recent internal political tensions in Venezuela and international criticism of the Maduro regime pose challenges to Brazilian diplomacy. Despite being ideological allies, the inability of the ...
Global Consequences of the Conflict between Israel and Palestine: Economic Impacts and World Stability
Americas, Asia, China, U.S, Europe, Israel, Middle East, Palestine, Russia

Global Consequences of the Conflict between Israel and Palestine: Economic Impacts and World Stability

The conflict between Israel and Palestine, that lasts for decades, It is an issue that transcends regional borders. Its ramifications have the potential to reconfigure the world order, both economic and political. Let's deepen our analysis of the possible repercussions of this conflict on the international scene. 1. Economic Impacts Oil Price Fluctuation: Detailing: The Middle East is responsible for a significant portion of world oil production. Any instability may interrupt supply, leading to a sudden increase in prices. Global Repercussion: Economies that rely heavily on oil imports, such as the European Union and India, may face energy crises and inflation. Besides that, exporting countries, like Ru....
the saga of india (Article 3) – the neighborhood with pakistan
Asia, India, Pakistan

the saga of india (Article 3) – the neighborhood with pakistan

Continuing the exercise of looking at India, I think it is important now to briefly recap its policy towards the immediate neighborhood and the guidelines that guided – and still guide – its relations with Pakistan.  If we look at the map of the country we will see that the Indian subcontinent is a territory closed in on itself.: at North, the Himalayan mountain range constitutes a natural barrier, and to the south, the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal act as maritime borders. This has greater importance than merely cartographic, because it defines the unique character of Indian civilization.  Although isolated by geography, India suffered the influence of the people who entered its territory over the millennia and came to join the ancient Dravidian population..
the saga of india (Article 2) – Politics and Religion
Asia, India

the saga of india (Article 2) – Politics and Religion

Continuing my account of India's emergence as a great power, I would now like to deal with the political legacy of Rajiv Gandhi and the (of)paths taken by the “Indian National Congress” that would lead the “Bharatya Janata Party”/BJP to power. To recap...with the death of Rajiv Gandhi, in 1991, the “dynastic” Nehru/Gandhi line in the country’s leadership was interrupted. His two children, Rahul and Priyanka, they were teenagers; therefore, there were still no conditions for the “Indian National Congress” to leverage them into political positions. It remained, however, Rajiv's Italian wife, Sonia, who suffered, So, rejection by party “patrons”, for being a woman and a foreigner. Born in a village near Vicenza, in the Italian region of Veneto, She had met Rajiv when both....