Symbiotic Interactions

On the Connection between Drug-Trafficking, the Legal Economy and State Power in Brazil

The illegal drug trade in Brazil might not be as separated from the world of state power as one would like to believe. Rather, based on historical developments, a significant number of socio-politically entrenched, symbiotic interactions can be traced between the two. A focus on four aspects of this relationship illustrates how both sides seem to benefit from this arrangement. more…

Thiago Rodrigues | International Reports | July 4, 2018

XIV International Security Conference “Forte de Copacabana” 2017

The European-Latin American Conference discusses current security issues

Main topics of the event were the new world order, cyber threats and international drug trafficking and organized crime more…

Diogo Winnikes | Event Reports | October 4, 2017


Publication of the XIV International Security Conference "Forte de Copacabana"

This year, the publication of the International Security Conference "Forte de Copacabana" is released in a new format and reflects the major themes of the event: cooperation on Security Architecture, global and European security order, the South American and European capabilities against cyber threats, and the South American and European view for collaboration against drug trafficking. more…

September 29, 2017

Norbert Lammert visits Brazil

Invited by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the President of the German Federal Parliament (Bundestag) will be in Brazil on September 28 and 29. more…

September 25, 2017

Climate Report 2017: Brazil

Climate Finance and the Private Sector in the G20 States

The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES), one of the largest development banks in the world, provided in 2015 85 percent of the eleven billion US dollars for climate-related initiatives implemented by Brazil. Because of their dedication to the subject, the BNDES not only contributed directly to climate financing but introduced private players to the issue of ­“climate financing”. Despite this relatively positive starting point, ­private financing still rests on shaky foundations due to the economic crisis. more…

Karina Marzano Franco, Marina Caetano | July 6, 2017