Autonomy and Foreign Policy: the Brazilian Case on the Fight Against Terrorism in the Lula administration

Sophia Luiza Zaia


This paper examines Brazilian Foreign Policy during Lula’s administration and how the concept of autonomy has shaped Brazil’s stance on alleged terrorist activities within its borders. By using the Neoclassical Realist approach, this article explores how autonomy has allowed for Brazil to oppose the pressures of the United States’ led Global War on Terror between 2003-2010. Autonomy has worked as an intervening variable that allowed for Brazilian Foreign Policy, to some extent, to take its own direction in matters of security. 


Brazil; Global War on Terror; Lula Administration; Neoclassical Realism; United States.

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