Public Commentary


"How Sweet are the MINTs?" CNN, January 19; view here


"The Benefit Behind Challenging US-Brazil Relations," BBC, September 19, 2013; view here.


"Brazil, China, and India are Fat, And Getting Fatter," The Atlantic, April 8, 2013; view here


"Ahmadinejad's Hug and the Future of Chávez's Alliance," CNN, March 13, 2013; view here.


"Understanding the Geopolitics of Epidemics: How Brazil outpaced the other Emerging Nations," Global Health Governance, January 31, 2013; view here.


"Brazil's Cuban Connection," America's Quarterly, January 18, 2013; view here.


"Why did Brazil Underwhelm in the London Olympics?" America's Quarterly, August 15, 2012; view here.


"In Brazil, Health Care is a Right," CNN, July 13, 2012; view here.


"Tackling Brazil's Obesity Problem," America's Quarterly, June 27, 2012; view here.


"Brazil's Educational Challenge," BBC, April 16, 2012; view here.


"Why Iran-Brazil Friendship has gone Cold," CNN, April 5, 2012; view here.


"Brazil's European Dream," Foreign Policy, March 20, 2012; view here.


"U.N. Unlikely to Sway Poorer Nations on Obesity, Diabetes," CNN, September 19, 2011; view here.


"Why Brazil's Response to AIDS Worked," CNN, June 4, 2011; view here.


"Stop Fighting Viruses, Start Treating People: The Obama Administration's Broad Vision on Global Health," Foreign Policy, January 28, 2010; view here.


"Why Brazil Won: How Lula brought the Olympic Games to his Rising Power," Foreign Policy, October 2, 2009; view here.


"Brazil's Public Option: What Obama can learn from Lula's Universal Health Care System," Foreign Policy, September 2, 2009; view here.


"Brazil's Blessing in Disguise: How Lula turned an HIV Crisis into a Geopolitical Opportunity," Foreign Policy, July 22, 2009; view here.