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The Dumb Giant: Brazilian Foreign Policy under Jair Bolsonaro

The Dumb Giant: Brazilian Foreign Policy under Jair Bolsonaro

Bolsonaro has been in office for more than nine months without an objective government platform and no coalition. Its political capital is the result of its own image.

Opinion – Shinzō Abe and Russo-Japanese Relations

Opinion – Shinzō Abe and Russo-Japanese Relations

If Abe and Putin can normalize relations they will boost the economic development of Northeast Asia, strengthen regional security and counterbalance China.

Mendoza (Argentina), 29 de Junio 2012. La Presidenta de Brasil, Dilma Rousseff, asumiÛ la Presidencia Pro TÈmpore para el prÛximo semestre, rindiendo un homenaje al ex Presidente de Brasil, Luiz In·cio da Silva y al ex Presidente de Argentina, NÈstor Kirchner, como impulsores del proceso de integraciÛn. Foto: Fernanda LeMarie - Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Comercio e IntegraciÛn.

Latin American Integration: The Dilemma

Latin American integration is difficult due to lack of conceptual comprehension (by practitioners) and low political commitment, especially regarding supra-nationalism.

Latin America and China: Reflections on the 70th Anniversary of the PRC

Latin America and China: Reflections on the 70th Anniversary of the PRC

In the last 20 years, China became a major economic partner in Latin America, but its increased presence also provokes nationalistic reactions in countries like Brazil.

Facebook’s Libra: A Global Monetary System Governed by Private Corporations?

Facebook’s Libra: A Global Monetary System Governed by Private Corporations?

A great deal of international acceptance and cooperation would be required for the Libra Global Coin to operate without jeopardizing international financial stability.

The “Drone” Lexicon

The “Drone” Lexicon

The term, “drone,” is often unhelpful and is useful only to the degree that those who use it clarify the sub-categories within it that are actually at stake.

Latin American Regionalism Under the New Right

Latin American Regionalism Under the New Right

The autonomy void present in the current forms of regionalism in Latin America puts the region’s societies in a position of dependency to non-national projects.

How Well-meaning Donors Create the UN Machinery They Don’t Like

How Well-meaning Donors Create the UN Machinery They Don’t Like

While states have been increasing financial support to the UN, their shift towards voluntary contributions adds more fuel to the fire of UN bureaucracy that they dislike.

Dangerous Gaming: Cyber-Attacks, Air-Strikes and Twitter

Dangerous Gaming: Cyber-Attacks, Air-Strikes and Twitter

By using gamified logics, the Israel Defense Forces in a tweet positioned air-strikes on a plane similar to cyber-attacks, transforming Hamas into inhuman targets.

Germany and the New Global Order: The Country’s Power Resources Reassessed

Germany and the New Global Order: The Country’s Power Resources Reassessed

By strengthening its power resources, Germany can lay the foundations for more active leadership globally and through a strengthened European liberal order.

Considering the Whole Ecosystem in Regulating Terrorist Content and Hate Online

Considering the Whole Ecosystem in Regulating Terrorist Content and Hate Online

The whole ecosystem is going to require new regulatory frameworks to combat extremist content online. Removal of content is not necessarily the best form of action.

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