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The international relations of a South American giant
Author: Sean W. Burges

This book contributes to the construction of an integrated analysis of Brazilian foreign policy by focusing on the country's insertion into both the regional and global system over the roughly twenty-five years through to the end of Dilma's first term as president in 2014. An attempt is made to order the discussion through exploration of a series of themes, which are further broken down into key component parts. The first section presents the context, with chapters on institutional structures and the tactical behaviours exhibited by the country's diplomacy, which will be used to guide the analysis in subsequent chapters. The second focuses on issues, taking in trade policies, the rise of Brazilian foreign direct investment, security policy and multilateralism. Key relationships are covered in the final section, encompassing Latin America, the Global South, the US and China. A central contradiction is the clear sense that Brazilian foreign policy makers want to position their country as leader, but are almost pathologically averse to explicitly stating this role or accepting the implicit responsibilities. The recurrent theme is the rising confusion about what Brazil's international identity is, what it should be, and what this means Brazil can and should do. A repeated point made is that foreign policy is an important and often overloooked aspect of domestic policies. The Dilma presidency does hold an important place in the analytical narrative of this book, particularly with respect to the chapters on trade, Brazil Inc., security policy and bilateral relations with the US and China.

Thomas S. Wilkins

–Australia security ties are now stronger than ever’ ( Satake, 2015 ). The construction of a positive and now multifaceted relationship with Tokyo represents a foreign policy triumph for Australia, perhaps only rivalled by its linkages to the US or the UK. The purpose of this chapter is threefold. First, in accordance with the theme of this volume, it will examine the overall relationship between Canberra and Tokyo from a distinctly Australian perspective. Second, it will disaggregate Australia–Japan bilateral relations from the simplistic ‘allies of the

in Japan's new security partnerships
Charlotte Wagnsson

focus is on the relationship between the EU and Russia, but also on bilateral relations between Russia and the major EU member states. The term ‘Europe’ needs clarification. This volume distinguishes between ‘EU-Europe’, which includes the EU and its member states, and ‘greater Europe’, which envisages Russia, the EU and its member states. It would be unsatisfactory to limit the analysis to Russia and the

in Security in a greater Europe
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James Whidden

meant that the British government failed to commit itself to the new policy of cultural diplomacy, social integration, and bilateral relations. The undying idea of a British imperial race compromised collaboration; the imperial narrative weakened the position of the Egyptian elites whose bargain with British power had been strategic, founded on the idea of Egyptian national autonomy. In an unexpected turn

in Egypt
The view from Budapest
László Borhi

1989 even the question of neutrality was broached. Budapest proposed the fundamental transformation of Comecon and the establishment of bilateral relations with the Common Market with eventual Hungarian membership in sight. The party rescinded its monopoly of power and agreed to free elections without any proviso, such as the deal struck in Poland, for the communist party’s continued representation in government. By the autumn of 1989 Hungary was clearly in the vanguard of change that promised to propel onto the international agenda the very question of the division

in The 1989 Revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe
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(Ex)changes and drawbacks
Carla Konta

‘promote respect for the American cultural traditions and achievements.’ Finally, they would ‘foster the growth of personal acquaintanceship between political and cultural leaders of both countries.’ 9 The focus on Yugoslav leaders proved to be both efficient and effective: the FLP produced immediate results in terms of friendship, human kindness, and eagerness to pursue American interests in Yugoslavia. Going beyond expectations, these programs, while emerging from constructive and affirmative foreign bilateral relations, were unaffected by their occasional

in US public diplomacy in socialist Yugoslavia, 1950–70
Stephen R. Nagy

United Nations Convention for the Law of the Seas (UNCLOS). Returning to the questions posed at the beginning of this chapter, the Japan–China security rivalry both positively and negatively affects the evaluation of Japanese security partnerships in the region, as demonstrated by the peripheral-core and core-periphery division outlined earlier. The core-peripheral nations of Cambodia and Laos particularly are facing a difficult choice in how to balance their bilateral relations with an influential China and a generous Japan

in Japan's new security partnerships
Obama’s legacy in US China Policy
Peter Gries

the Trump administration and US allies in a position of relative strength in 2017 Asia. The chapter further argues that despite an ego-gratifying red-carpet welcome to Beijing in 2017, bilateral relations deteriorated much more during the first two years of the Trump administration. Halfway through his term in office mutual trust is at a new low, talk of a “Thucydides Trap” is increasing, and the spectre of another US–China conflict looms. Meanwhile, an “America First” Trump has turned his back on Asia, not least by rejecting the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP

in The United States in the Indo-Pacific
Beyond the security alliance

This book provides the first comprehensive analysis of Japan’s new security partnerships with Australia, India, countries and multilateral security structure in East Asia, as well as with the EU and some of its member states.

Most books on Japanese bilateral relations focus exclusively on the Japanese perspective, the debate in Japan, positions of Japanese government leaders and parties, or the public discourse. This edited volume is organized in pairs of chapters, one each analysing the motivations and objectives of Japan, and a second analysing those of each of the most important new security partners.

After solely relying on the United States for its national security needs during the Cold War, since the end of the Cold War, Japan has begun to deepen its bilateral security ties. Since the mid-2000s under LDP and DPJ administrations, bilateral security partnerships accelerated and today go beyond non-traditional security issue are as and extend far into traditional security and military affairs, including the exchange and joint acquisition of military hardware, military exercises, and capacity building. It is argued, that these developments will have implications for the security architecture in the Asia-Pacific.

This book is a primer for those interested in Japan’s security policy beyond the US-Japan security alliance, non-American centred bilateral and multilateral security cooperation through the eyes of Japanese as well as partner country perspectives. It is also an ideal as a course reading for graduate courses on regional security cooperation and strategic partnerships, and Japanese foreign and security policy.

The case of Iran–US relations

This book addresses a critical issue in global politics: how recognition and misrecognition fuel conflict or initiate reconciliation. The main objective of this book is to demonstrate how representations of one state by another influence foreign policymaking behaviour. The key argument is that representations are important because they shape both the identity of a state and how it is recognised by others. States respond to representations of themselves that do not fit with how they wish to be recognised. The book provides a thorough conceptual engagement with the issues at stake and a detailed empirical investigation of the fraught bilateral relations between the United States and Iran, which is perhaps one of the most significant flashpoints in global politics today. Despite Iran and the US finally reaching an agreement on the nuclear issue that allows Iran limited nuclear technological capacity in exchange for the lifting of certain sanctions, the US withdrew from the deal in May 2018. However, questions remain about how best to explain the initial success of this deal considering the decades of animosity between Iran and the US, which have previously scuppered any attempts on both sides to reach an amicable agreement. Increasing concerns about declining Iran–US relations under the Trump administration suggest even more so the power of recognition and misrecognition in world politics. Scholars and strategists alike have struggled to answer the question of how this deal was made possible, which this book addresses.