Foreign Policy in Bolsonaro’s Brazil


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While Bolsonaro is still defining his approach to regional and world affairs, he seems ready to discard many of Brazil’s long-established foreign policies and turn away from the principles that underlay them. The new president and his foreign minister have called for a reversal of Brazil’s traditional assertion of independence in global affairs, and its efforts to build cordial relations and partnerships with countries ranging across the ideological spectrum. Instead, Brazil’s recently installed government has made clear that it wants to build a close alliance and strong partnership with the United States on a wide range  issues, while disrupting relationships with other long-term partners, including China and the countries in the Middle East. 

Join the Inter-American Dialogue and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) for a discussion of what’s next for Brazilian foreign policy under President Bolsonaro. 

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  • Peter Hakim, President Emeritus, Inter-American Dialogue 
  • Riordan Roett, Professor Emeritus, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
  • Filipe Campante, Bloomberg Distingushed Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University (@FilipeCampante)
  • Roberto Simon, Senior Director for Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas (@RobertoSimon)


  • Monica de Bolle, Director, Latin American Studies Program, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (@bollemdb)

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