Tag: Jair Bolsonaro

Is It Really All That Surprising That Trump Wants Brazil In NATO?

Feigning shock and publishing moralizing polemics isn’t going to change the fact that it was entirely predictable that Trump’s “Fortress America” grand strategy would ultimately see the US seek to expand its premier multilateral security structure across South America in order to formally incorporate its most important country of Brazil […]

The Argentinian-Chinese Partnership Can Balance Trump’s “Fortress America”

Despite the post-Kirchner government’s many faults, one thing that it’s doing right is retaining the Argentinian-Chinese Strategic Partnership, which holds the best hope for Beijing to balance Trump’s “Fortress America” plans in the hemisphere. This week’s G20 Summit has drawn global attention to the host country of Argentina, a South […]

Bolsonaro Is A Pivotal Part Of Trump’s Plans To Build “Fortress America”

The election of Jair Bolsonaro as Brazil’s next president is a major step in the direction of Trump’s plans to build a “Fortress America” that he intends will cement the US’ hegemonic influence in the Western Hemisphere by systematically squeezing China out of Latin America. Jair Bolsonaro’s election as Brazil’s […]

Brazil’s Extreme Political Shift Means That Turkey Should Join The BRICS Immediately

During this year’s BRICS summit in South Africa, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made it clear that groups like the BRICS represent a forum for Turkey to enhance its existing global connectivity initiatives with the diverse economies of the rapidly developing global south. Turkey continues to play an active, expanding and […]

Brazil’s Broken Presidential System: An Extremist Like Bolsonaro Would Not Have Won in a Parliamentary Democracy

Jair Bolsonaro – a true extremist  Asia woke up and Europe went to sleep with the news that South America’s largest nation had just elected Jair Bolsonaro as the new Brazilian President after round two of elections on the 28th of October. Bolsonaro had a commanding plurality of votes in the first […]

Quotes Compared: Duterte vs. Bolsonaro

Because The Philippines remains stuck with a presidential system that is more typical of Latin American political systems than those of the ASEAN neighborus of The Philippines, many false analogies have been made comparing reformist Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Brazil’s extremist President Elect Jair Bolsonaro. Previously, Eurasia Future published a […]

The Liberal Who Cried Fascist: Misuse of The “F-Word” is Allowing Brazil to Slip Into The Hands of The Far-Right

The Hellenic fable writer Aesop famously wrote about The Boy Who Cried Wolf. In the story, a local shepherd boy repeatedly runs into his village falsely shouting that a wolf is approaching. When later the boy actually does spot a wolf, none of the villages believe that his alarm is sincere […]

Brazil’s Failed Presidential System Helps Demonstrate Why The Philippines Needs a Parliamentary System

Brazilians will go to the polls on the 28th of October to vote in the second round of a Presidential election that will see a somewhat lacklustre left-wing candidate Fernando Haddad face the far-right Jair Bolsonaro in a vote that Bolsonaro is widely expected to win. The elephant in the room throughout […]