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Brazilian Foreign Policy after the Cold War

Sean W. Burges


Since 1992 — the end of the Cold War — Brazil has been slowly and quietly carving a niche for itself in the international community: that of a regional leader in Latin America. How and why is the subject of this study. Under President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Brazil embarked on a new direction vis-à-vis foreign policy. Brazilian diplomats set out to lead South America and the global south without actively claiming leadership or incurring the associated costs. They did so to protect Brazil's national autonomy in an ever-changing political climate. The author utilizes recently declassified doc ... More

Keywords: Cold War, Brazil, international community, regional leader, diplomats, national autonomy, foreign policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780813033334
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813033334.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sean W. Burges, author
University of Ottawa