The tragedy and the farce of Brazilian Foreign Policy

Alessandra Beber CastilhoPhD Candidate at the Joint PhD in International Relations – King’s College London and University of São Paulo. President Jair Bolsonaro’s disregard for the media and other actors of the international arena, such as International Organizations (IO) and NGOs, may seem like a major discontinuity of Brazil’s diplomatic tradition. Nonetheless, his stance is […]

National security neglect and the defence sector in Brazil

Raphael C. Lima, PhD candidate in War Studies at King’s College London Peterson F. Silva, Professor at the Brazilian War College (Escola Superior de Guerra, Ministry of Defence) Gunther Rudzit, Associate Professor of International Relations at ESPM and Professor at the Brazilian Air Force University (UNIFA) Making sense of the security apparatus in contemporary Brazil is […]

The image of Brazil as a country on the fence

Daniel BuarquePh.D. Candidate in International Relations at the KBI While the international image of Brazil is traditionally associated with popular stereotypes such as football and beaches (Buarque, 2019), the country’s methods of diplomacy provoke a different perception abroad. Although Brazilian diplomats are praised for their competence, Brazil is still usually seen by the rest of […]

Perspectives on the South Atlantic Webinar

On Monday 7th – Tuesday 8th December 2020, the Brazil Institute at King’s College London and the International Relations Institute of the University of São Paulo will be jointly hosting a virtual webinar entitled ‘Perspectives on the South Atlantic’. It will comprise of three open panels and an executive panel focusing on different aspects of […]