Monday, November 29, 2004

Brazil's Bomb -- with Indian help?

Stratfor reports that Brazil has secured IAEA approval to enrich uranium. It speculates that with foreign help, including from India, Brazil will build the bomb within a decade.

Brazil's government received approval from the International Atomic Energy Agency to produce enriched uranium. President Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva insists the country's revived nuclear development programs will be used for only peaceful purposes, with substantial technological assistance from strategic partners such as Russia, China and India. However, within a decade Brazil likely will try to build a nuclear weapon.

Counter-terrorism may be the flavor of the day, but great-power rivalries remain the principal drivers of long-term geopolitics. These battles are always best fought far from home -- in this case in America's back yard. Our neighborhood-rival Pakistan is not oblivious to this. Not surprisigly Musharraf meets Brazil president today.

1 comment:

Ian said...

Hey, I didn't know that threre are many blogs in India. That's the cool thing about blogs, they're global.

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