DIIG Current Issues No. 29: U.S.-Brazil Relations and the Role of the Defense Industry
August 28, 2012
In April 2012, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and President Obama established the U.S.-Brazil Defense Cooperation Dialogue (DCG), an ongoing forum to promote defense collaboration between the two countries. Brazil’s emergence as South America’s leading power is cause for the U.S. to reexamine the bilateral relationship and study areas where it can be strengthened. Establishing the DCG will help solidify the security relationship. Strengthening defense-industrial ties can play a role in making the DCG a success.