New Atlanticist

Feb 21, 2024

What’s on Brazil’s G20 agenda? Start by looking at where India left off.

By Mrugank Bhusari, Ananya Kumar, Pepe Zhang, Valentina Sader

As G20 foreign ministers kick off their meeting in Rio de Janeiro, expect to see the shared views of New Delhi and Brasília reflected in continuity between their G20 agendas.

Brazil Climate Change & Climate Action
Brazil, Corn, Agriculture, Food Security, G20, COP30, Global South


Feb 14, 2024

Brazil aims to advance its bid for leadership of the Global South through food security

By Josh Lipsky, Mrugank Bhusari

If Brazil delivers tangible benefits on food security through its Presidency of the G20 and COP30, it will cement its position as a key leader of the Global South.

Brazil Economy & Business
Dedollorization and RMB internationalization


Jan 22, 2024

Dedollarization is not just geopolitics, economic fundamentals matter

By Niels Graham, Hung Tran

Geopolitical explanations have dominated recent analysis on dedollorization. While it is certainly a key factor, macroeconomics matter as well. US interest rates and a rising dollar are encouraging other countries to search for alternatives.

Brazil China
An aerial view of Quito, Ecuador


Jan 12, 2024

2024 predictions: How ten issues could shape the year in Latin America and the Caribbean

By Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

How will the region ride a new wave of changing economic and political dynamics? Will the region sizzle or fizzle? Join in and be a part of our ten-question poll on the future of LAC.

Brazil Caribbean

New Atlanticist

Sep 10, 2023

Experts react: Did India’s G20 just crack the code for diplomatic consensus?

By Atlantic Council experts

The Russian and Chinese leaders were not at the summit, but that did not stop the Group of Twenty leaders from approving an eighty-three-paragraph declaration that added the African Union to the group.

Africa Brazil

Blog Post

Sep 8, 2023

State of the Order: Assessing August 2023

The State of the Order breaks down the month's most important events impacting the democratic world order.

Brazil China

In the News

Sep 5, 2023

Atlantic Council Experts cited by the Hinrich Foundation on the BRICS expansion

Read the full article here.

Brazil China

In the News

Aug 26, 2023

Stefanini featured in Formiche arguing that the West should keep a close eye on the enlargement of the BRICS bloc

By Stefano Stefanini

On August 26, Transatlantic Security Initiative nonresident senior fellow Stefano Stefanini wrote in Formiche arguing that the West should keep a close eye on the enlargement of the BRICS bloc (text in Italian).  

Brazil China

New Atlanticist

Aug 24, 2023

BRICS is doubling its membership. Is the bloc a new rival for the G7?  

By Atlantic Council experts

Atlantic Council experts share their insights on what the addition of Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia to the group might mean.

Africa Brazil


Aug 23, 2023

Piece by piece, the BRICS really are building a multipolar world

By Hippolyte Fofack

Coming out of the Johannesburg summit, the BRICS group has the potential to accelerate the process of dedollarization and the transition to a multipolar world.

Brazil China