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SEABRA, Pedro. A harder edge: reframing Brazil's power relation with Africa. Rev. bras. polít. int. [online]. 2014, vol.57, n.1, pp.77-97. ISSN 1983-3121.

Brazil's rapprochement with Africa during the last decade has been mostly explained as an attempt to improve political dialogue, raise economic interactions, and provide technical cooperation assistance. This article, however, argues that such framework does not sufficiently account for the use of Brazilian material resources in order to attain harder strategic goals towards the continent. By focusing on defense cooperation ties, it highlights an important niche in South-South relations that has also grown exponentially, with important consequences on how Brazil exerts power across the Atlantic.

Keywords : Africa; Brazil; defense cooperation; material resources.

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