Peace Operations, Intervention and Brazilian Foreign Policy: Key Issues and Debates

  • Kai Michael Kenkel
  • Danilo Marcondes de Souza Neto
  • Mikelli Marzzini Lucas Alves Ribeiro


Peace operations, as well as humanitarian intervention and its attendant debates, constitute a key element of Brazil’s foreign policy project as an emerging power. This chapter situates Brazilian participation in peace operations, atrocity prevention and the surrounding normative debates, and highlights the key issues this activity has raised for Brazil as it navigates its shifting global role. The analysis lays out the patterns of Brazilian participation in intervention operations and debates has followed, as well the distinctiveness of their contribution and its changing weight in the way the country constructs its narrative of global participation. The role of status seeking as a determinant of that participation is a guiding focus throughout the chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kai Michael Kenkel
    • 1
  • Danilo Marcondes de Souza Neto
    • 2
  • Mikelli Marzzini Lucas Alves Ribeiro
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of International Relations, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.Brazilian War College (ESG)Rio de JaneiroBrazil
  3. 3.Bahia State UniversityPaulo AfonsoBrazil

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