"Brazilian Nuclear Policy"

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Policy Brief No. 19  -  Brazilian Nuclear Policy
By Layla Dawood, Mônica Herz and Victor Coutinho Lage
February 2015


Brazilian perspectives on nuclear governance are characterized by an acceptance of most existing international governance mechanisms and a focus on access to nuclear technology.  The tension between Brazil and current governance mechanisms stems from domestic criticism of a lack of progress in nuclear disarmament by the nuclear-armed states, on the one hand, and the discriminatory nature of non-proliferation obligations – especially their expansion since the end of the Cold War – on the other. Of particular concern is the focus on detection rather than accountancy of nuclear material and the move away from multilateral forums as a setting for the creation of norms.

The APLN/CNND Policy Briefs are published jointly by the Asia Pacific Leadership Network for Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (APLN) and Centre for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (CNND), both based at the Crawford School of Public Policy at The Australian National University.  The Briefs in this series express the views of their authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of APLN members or the CNND. They are published to encourage debate on topics of policy interest and relevance regarding the existence and role of nuclear weapons.

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The Simons Foundation is a major funder of the Centre for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (CNND) and The Hon. Gareth Evans, A.C., Q.C.,Chair of the International Advisory Board of the Centre for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (CNND) and Chancellor of the Australian National University, is one of The Simons Foundation's Peace Leaders.