How Will Brazil Navigate the US-China Rivalry?

By Hussein Kalout

Both superpowers are pivotal to the country. Choosing is not an option.

Historians may one day describe the escalating rivalry between the United States and China as the most important driver of contemporary international relations. As the mightiest power in the Western world since the fall of the Roman Empire, the U.S. is fighting to preserve its hegemony. As a challenger, China aims to restore its imperial might – not only as the greatest empire in the history of the East, but as a rising global superpower in its own right. Their battle for the 21st century has begun, and – for better and for worse – Latin America has already become a critical...

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