Defence diplomacy and its potential for Brazil

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This paper aims to identify some of the elements which should help clarify what is meant by ‘defence diplomacy’ (or ‘military diplomacy’) and how this diplomatic tool has been used in the context of Brazil. As this discussion is still is in its early stages, the goal will be to make a conceptual contribution toward a better definition of the term, especially considering the case of Brazil. Based on the examination of how the term has been empirically used in the history of the Brazilian Armed Forces, this text will demonstrate the extent to which Brazil’s international relations may benefit from defence diplomacy, in articulation with the foreign policy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)503-516
Number of pages14
JournalRevista da Escola de Guerra Naval
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Defence Diplomacy
  • Military Diplomacy
  • Brazilian Navy
  • Soft Power
  • Projection of Power


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