Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

AQ Podcast: Lula’s Foreign Policy and What It Means for Latin America

Oliver Stuenkel on Brazil's potential to be a regional leader, and recent controversies including comments over Ukraine
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The return of Brazil’s President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is a potential game-changer for Latin America. No other leader in the region is as experienced and has such a large global profile. Lula is in a position to lead on key issues such as climate, regional trade integration and the growing confrontation between the U.S. and China. However, the path to an influential international role is full of obstacles. In this episode, Brian Winter and Oliver Stuenkel discuss what to expect on foreign policy from Lula’s third term as president. In the process, they analyze the meaning and the consequences of Lula’s recent comments about the war in Ukraine. 

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Oliver Stuenkel is a contributing columnist for Americas Quarterly and teaches International Relations at Fundação Getulio Vargas in São Paulo.


Brian Winter is AQ’s editor-in-chief.

For more on this subject: 

Under Lula, Brazil Can Take On Regional Leadership. Will It? by Oliver Stuenkel

Q&A: Brazil’s Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira on the “Lula Doctrine”

AQ Podcast: Latin America’s New Pink Tide and a Look at Brazil

Why Mexico Is a Quiet Presence on the World Stage by Olg

Tags: AQ Podcast, Latin America, Left-wing leaders, Leftist Presidents
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