Grace Fan

Senior Analyst

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Iran and the pitfalls of Lula’s foreign policy


Brazil’s recent rift with the US over the issue of Iran’s nuclear regime has surprised many international observers. Our view is that President Lula – who participated in the Brazilian-Turkish mediation exercise that helped to convince Tehran in mid-May to agree to a uranium swap deal, in part to avoid more UN Security Council-approved sanctions (ultimately endorsed on 9 June) – has neither significantly helped nor hurt Brazil’s overall trade and geopolitical interests with his...

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