Friday, January 20, 2012

Brazil under Dilma

My latest reflections on Brazil and its foreign policy are now up at the Ideas blog.  I haven’t written there for awhile so it was about time that I did so.  It was only after I sent it in that I realised I had written something else of Brazilian foreign policy, only a few months earlier and based on the workshop we had at the LSE in the summer.  So the next Latin America-related piece that I draft will have to focus on another country.  When that will be, I don’t know.  The year is not even a month old and already things seem so busy.

That said, I have begun to make a start on a paper that I’ve had in mind to write for awhile.  This week I finished the last interview needed to make a start on it, which considers Brazil’s and Venezuela’s contrasting approaches to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  I won’t say any more about it at the moment, other than that I aim to get a first draft done to present at the Ideas Centre (if they’ll have me!) in early April.  Also around that time a couple of journal articles are due to come out, the proofs of which I’m currently checking.