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Dawisson Belém Lopes

Dawisson Belém Lopes

Dawisson Belém Lopes is a professor of international and comparative politics at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and a researcher of the National Council for Technological and Scientific Development (CNPq) in Brazil. He has authored three books and dozens of peer-reviewed articles on topics related to Latin American politics and Brazilian foreign policy, and served as visiting researcher at the German Institute for Global and Area Studies in Hamburg, Germany, and visiting professor at the Catholic University of Louvain in Mons, Belgium.

Professor Lopes, who regularly contributes articles to Al Jazeera English and various Brazilian national media outlets, is a Raisina Young Fellow at Observer Research Foundation (New Delhi, India) and a steering committee member of UFMG’s Center for East Asian Studies (CEAO), a university-based think tank in Brazil.

He tweets at @dbelemlopes

Posts by Dawisson Belém Lopes
May 30, 2018

Australia’s Unapologetic Dismissal of Latin America

By Dawisson Belém Lopes
Canberra is simply not looking east. How wise may this bet prove?

February 27, 2018

China and the Geopolitics of Knowledge: Winning the Long Game

By Dawisson Belém Lopes
Beijing has proven itself adept at playing the long game, and its efforts are coming to fruition.
January 23, 2018

The World Seen From India’s Raisina Dialogue 2018

By Dawisson Belém Lopes
In its third iteration, India's Raisina Dialogue shines as a forum at the forefront of regional and global discussions.

December 26, 2017

Asia's Place at the 2017 Halifax Security Forum

By Dawisson Belém Lopes
The annual event is devoting more and more focus to Asian issues.

November 14, 2017

Where Was Asia at Web Summit 2017?

By Dawisson Belém Lopes
Why were Asian topics so conspicuously absent as the world's largest technology conference?

October 03, 2017

Latin America’s Pacific Trap

By Dawisson Belém Lopes
Can the region again conduct pendulum diplomacy, this time between the U.S. and Asia?
September 12, 2017

Brazilian Malaise in the ‘Asian Century’

By Dawisson Belém Lopes
Is Brasília paying attention to Asia?

August 07, 2017

Asia’s Exceptional Neoliberalism

By Dawisson Belém Lopes
Asian countries are not truly embracing neoliberalism, just selectively adopting elements that best suit their needs.

July 03, 2017

South Korea and Brazil Rejected Their Female Leaders

By Dawisson Belém Lopes
The impeachment scandals that entangled Park Geun-hye and Dilma Rousseff smack of misogyny.

June 16, 2017

Brazil’s Shameful Silence About Kashmir

By Dawisson Belém Lopes
Brazil needs to take India to task for human rights abuses in the disputed Kashmir region.

May 10, 2017

Japan-Brazil Cooperation: Flawed By Design?

By Dawisson Belém Lopes
Despite strong cultural ties, politically and economically Japan-Brazil relations remain stunted.
April 29, 2017

Why China Is Not Bound to Lead Latin America

By Dawisson Belém Lopes
There's something missing in Beijing's relations with Latin America.

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