Recommendations for a New Administration

Building a Dynamic U.S.-Brazil Partnership

The United States and Brazil have worked hard to deepen their bilateral relationship in spite of some recent growing pains.  Areas of agreement and possible cooperation outnumber discords and merit stronger efforts to exploit them.  In brief, the next administration should

  • Strengthen U.S.-Brazil energy cooperation,
  • Enchance defense cooperation and set terms for technology transfer,
  • Lower trade barriers,
  • Cooperate on critical infrastructure,
  • Create a U.S.-Brazil counternarcotics commission, and
  • Cultivate similar multilateral goals

Johanna Mendelson Forman and Alek Suni