BRAZILIAN PERSPECTIVES ON THE CONVERGENCE OF SISBIN AND ZOPACAS

Authors

  • Sérgio Gonçalves de Amorim Strategic Studies Institute, Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF).

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.22456/2238-6912.41295

Keywords:

SISBIN, ZOPACAS, Intelligence, South Atlantic, International Security

Abstract

Brazil successfully proposed the creation of the South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone in 1986, gathering countries of South America and Africa aind aiming to stop the spreading of nuclear weapons within the region, and its consequent militarization. In 1999, the Brazilian Intelligence System (SISBIN) was created as part of a process of democratization of Brazilian society. However, considerering the respective historical and institutional contexts of these two initiatives, there is no effective convergence between them yet. On one side, there is a diversity of sometimes conflicting interests between countries part of ZOPACAS, with their societies' internal and external demands; on the other, the Brazilian perspective, SISBIN still does not reflect an integrated action of Brazil in the field of strategic intelligence outside the country's limits, especially in the South Atlantic.

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Author Biography

Sérgio Gonçalves de Amorim, Strategic Studies Institute, Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF).

Post-Doctorate student, Strategic Studies Institute, Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF). Doctor in Religion Sciences, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP, 2011). Master in Teology, Faculdade Teológica Batista de São Paulo (FTBSP, 2008). Master in Urban and Regional Planning, Universidade do Vale do Paraíba (UNIVAP, 2004).

Published

2013-09-11

How to Cite

de Amorim, S. G. (2013). BRAZILIAN PERSPECTIVES ON THE CONVERGENCE OF SISBIN AND ZOPACAS. AUSTRAL: Brazilian Journal of Strategy &Amp; International Relations, 2(4). https://doi.org/10.22456/2238-6912.41295

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