Levitsky discusses Bolsonaro's visit to Russia

February 16, 2022 TV Globo

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro recently visited Russia, despite rumors of a looming Russian invasion into Ukraine. Melvyn Levitsky, professor of international policy and practice, weighed in on the visit. 

"I really don’t see any gain that’s made at this point. Unless he’s carrying a message to Russia that they should cease and desist any plans for invading Ukraine, then I don’t see a purpose to the visit," he said. "It’s not a time to do commercial talks or bilateral relations at this point. I can’t imagine that the Biden administration would see this positive. In fact, I am pretty sure that they see this in a quite negative way."