22 de May de 2017

Lines of Research

Brazil’s Grand Strategy for the 21st Century

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The purpose of this line of research is to promote the debate about a Grand Strategy for Brazil. Its aim is to combine efforts in various segments of society in order to guarantee sovereignty, security and national development, as well as to grant greater autonomy to the country in the International System. Thus, key elements for the Brazilian strategic international insertion are analysed: Brazil’s Foreign and Defence Policy; the South American Strategic Environment; and South-South Cooperation.

International Relations of the Asian Continent

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Addresses the main dynamics of international politics and security prevailing in the Asian continent, emphasising the regional balance of power, the interaction between different regions, as well as the role of the continent in the global geopolitical chessboard and the interaction between the great powers. Specifically, we seek to analyse the Asian continent by studying four regions: the Middle East and Central Asia; the Indian subcontinent and the Indian Ocean; Russia and its near abroad; and East Asia and the Pacific.

Hegemony, Crises and Transformation

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Theoretical, historical and strategic study of the World System, focusing on understanding the alternation between hegemonic cycles and crises (systemic chaos). Analysis of this process as a transformation element of the system itself, with special emphasis on the post-Cold War period. It also seeks to identify possible disruption situations and Brazil’s growing role within it.