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Largest free trade area in the world may not become reality

Authors: Ana Reis e Otávio Rauen O Acordo Mercosul – European Union, celebrated in June 2019, after more than 20 years of negotiation, promises to achieve one of the largest international free trade areas, with 780 milhões de consumidores, ancorada na redução de tarifas de importação-exportação, vinda do aumento tecnológico na produção. Yet, a […]

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China and Brazil: the old and the young

Following the fashion in vogue in today's Brazil to speak using metaphors related to trivial and private aspects of human life, let's start with a metaphor, however, we will enrich it with some concepts and examples from the far east. It is known that, at different stages of life, we are faced with crises of different circumstances, some light, […]

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The agreement between the European Union and Mercosur

Authors: Bruna Barrento e Maria Julia Zito No cenário sulamericano, the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) consists of a customs union between Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. In this sense, the members of this agreement have common external tariffs. Whereas in the European scenario, a União Europeia consiste em uma união política e econômica com livre […]

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Stop saying that we are in a new Cold War

It is common to see analyzes saying that we are entering a new Cold War. This usually happens with each more incisive move made by the Chinese government. Basically the idea is that the United States would be on a pole of power and China would come to occupy the opposite pole, questioning American power. Ainda que possa ser […]

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The BRICS as a rehearsal for the new Bretton Woods

2015 is a potentially important year for the Brazilian international positioning, was when the New Development Bank was created (https://www.ndb.int/) by the formed BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). The Bank came as an alternative to the already consolidated World Bank (https://www.worldbank.org/en/who-we-are/ibrd) and Inter-American Development Bank (https://www.iadb.org/pt/sobre-o-bid/visao-geral). Ainda que o […]

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From Pompeo to the UN, the difficult support of the idea of ​​non-interference

O desgaste da visita do Secretário de Estado dos Estados Unidos, Mike Pompeo, to Roraima only increases. In the article Brazil enters the US electoral game we saw the electoral reasons for the visit, now we see an impact on Brazilian politics. Interessante observar um posicionamento tímido tanto do Ministério de Relações Exteriores quando da presidência […]

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Brazil enters the US election game

In 18/9/2020 the United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, made a quick visit to Brazil. Given the importance of the position, an important agenda was expected between the governments of the United States and Brazil. But the reality was quite different: o governo brasileiro abriu as portas do território para que o […]

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Brazil loses space to China in South America

Brazil is a country with a disproportionate size in relation to its neighbors, especially in economic terms. The result of this is that the country ends up playing “of course” a gravitational force, making the other South American countries end up having their economies very dependent on the Brazilian economy. Essa condição não era diferente nem mesmo quando […]

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Aligning is not submitting – the strange Brazil / United States case

On different occasions, we can see how Brazilian government leaders affirm the alignment they seek with the United States. From President Bolsonaro and his children to Chancellor Ernesto Araújo, you can see statements of how we are aligned and how it will benefit the country. It is interesting to note that they cannot explain what benefits we will have, reduzindo muito […]

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Latin America and BRICS: where Brazil should look

The current Brazilian foreign policy has occurred erratically. Although it is argued that it seeks new alignments, the truth is that there is no clear line, based on the pursuit of the country's interests. But not everything is the fault of the current direction that is imprinted on foreign policy, the world has changed and posed new challenges. […]

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