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December 14, 2022

The EU’s geopolitical opportunities in Latin America

Carlos José Cruz Infante One of the European Union's six priorities for 2019–2024 is to strengthen its voice on the world stage. Yet, writes Carlos Cruz Infante, the EU has not sufficiently explored its opportunities with the Latin American continent. Attractive opportunities remain if the bloc embraces them soon Read more
November 25, 2022

Lula’s commitment to reduce deforestation makes an EU-Mercosul free-trade agreement possible

Johanne Døhlie Saltnes Lula’s presidential election victory in Brazil has the potential to re-set EU-Latin American relations through ratification of the EU-Mercosul agreement. Yet, writes Johanne Døhlie Saltnes, there remain competing European and Brazilian demands that must be balanced Read more
October 28, 2022

A second Bolsonaro term could be the point of no return for Brazilian democracy

Eduardo Burkle Bolsonaro's first term saw a decline in democracy and human rights in Brazil. Recent attacks on the media and judiciary, arguing election fraud, show how a second term for the far-right populist would only enhance Brazilian autocratisation. Democracy is on the line as the run-off elections approach, writes Eduardo Burkle Read more
October 20, 2022

Brazil’s presidential election: How far does the populist glow reach?

Franziska FN Schreiber Despite harsh criticism of his government performance, Bolsonaro managed to attract significant public support in the recent election, writes Franziska F. N. Schreiber. The populist incumbent promoted voters’ trust by responding to their anxieties and uncertainties, and perpetuating myths Read more
September 30, 2022

🌊 The fascist zeitgeist

Luca Manucci Luca Manucci argues that illiberalism and autocratisation have too readily been labelled as ‘populism’, an all-embracing concept which simply helps to provide cover to the neo-fascist cause. This has led to surprise when a politician like Giorgia Meloni, leading a party with neo-fascist roots, reaches the brink of power Read more
September 29, 2022

📐 Freedom of expression in Brazil suffers under Bolsonaro

Bruna Fontes de Azevedo Palma Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has raised international concern for spreading misinformation, and for his constant attacks on the media. Bruna Fontes de Azevedo Palma writes about Brazil's decline of the right to opinion and expression during Bolsonaro's presidency. She also speculates how this might influence the imminent presidential election Read more
September 13, 2022

The decline of Brazil’s foreign policy and international status under Bolsonaro

Daniel Buarque President Jair Bolsonaro has changed the priorities and alignments of Brazil's international positions, picked fights with historic allies, and threatened important economic relations, writes Daniel Buarque. These developments have changed the international status of Brazil and risk making the country a pariah Read more
April 12, 2022

Rethinking the international peace architecture

Oliver P. Richmond Global ideological struggle and counter-peace processes have had grave consequences for the international peace architecture. Oliver P. Richmond and Sandra Pogodda highlight the need for a knowledge-based, emancipatory renewal Read more

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