Project ESR 10: Brazil and Africa: Security Cooperation within the South Atlantic

Brazil’s strategy as a rising power involves a stronger presence on the African continent. Conversely, African countries have been receptive and willing to enhanced cooperation with Brazil. In fact, Brazil and the African countries along the South Atlantic shoreline – such as Cape Verde, Angola, and South Africa – have established the foundations for security cooperation.
The project thus investigates the process through which Brazil and these African countries have established and advanced a security agenda as part of their bilateral relations and as members of the South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone. The participating countries’ attempts to revitalize this interregional institution are also analysed within the broader context of international security organizations, with particular attention paid to the possible frictions and prospects for conflict management.

University of Lisbon

Universidade-de-Lisboa