“What foreign policy now for Brazil?”, Carlos Malamud (Elcano, Spain)

On 1 January 2019 Jair Bolsonaro will become the next President of Brazil. What could be the key elements of the new Administration’s foreign policy?

Jair Bolsonaro comfortably won the presidential elections in Brazil with an inflammatory domestic discourse but very few hints about how he sees international relations. As a result, debate has naturally arisen over the likely guiding principles of Bolsonaro’s foreign policy. This paper attempts to answer the most central of these questions, many of which remain speculative. Much of the uncertainty stems, on the one hand, from the President-elect’s lack of foreign-policy definition and, on the other, from the still unknown identity of the next Foreign Minister, fundamental to many of the questions raised here.

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