Grand Strategy and Peace Operations: the Brazilian Case

Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional. 2017;60(2) DOI 10.1590/0034-7329201700204


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Journal Title: Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional

ISSN: 0034-7329 (Print); 1983-3121 (Online)

Publisher: Instituto Brasileiro de Relações Internacionais

LCC Subject Category: Political science: International relations

Country of publisher: Brazil

Language of fulltext: English, Portuguese, Spanish

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João Paulo S. Alsina Júnior


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Time From Submission to Publication: 14 weeks


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Abstract This article aims to contribute to the analysis of Brazilian grand strategy and the place of UN peace operations (POs) in the context of this strategy. It deals with the political economy of POs and grapples with the trends of POs in the recent past, especially the increasingly robust mandates of peace operations and their implications. Brazilian participation in peace operations is discussed, focusing on its main characteristics and the consequences of an absence of consensus on the role of POs for the country´s grand strategy. Finally, suggestions are proposed that might create synergies between participation in POs and Brazil´s grand strategy.