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Jean Daudelin / @Jacaremirim

Associate professor, Norman Patterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University

Jean Daudelin is an associate professor at Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, where he teaches on development and conflict. A specialist in Latin America, he has published on inter-American politics, Brazilian foreign policy and Canada's relations with the region. He currently works on homicide dynamics, drug markets and security policy in Brazil and the Americas.

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Lula’s back

Lula’s back

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April 28, 2021

What the likely return to office of Brazil’s former president (and more recent prisoner) means for Brazil, the Americas and Canada

Dilma’s soft auto-coup

Dilma’s soft auto-coup

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March 17, 2016

While staying as a figurehead, Brazil’s president may be relinquishing power, leaving the government in Lula’s hands. Here are four developments that have led to this remarkable turn of events.

Daudelin: What was the most significant development in international affairs this year?

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December 19, 2013

Bashar al-Assad’s surviving the opposition’s military onslaught and the international pressure for his resignation ranks first because of its implications for the remaining dictators of the world, and their budding imitators: the age of humanitarian intervention, Responsibility to Protect and tutti quanti is over. The International Criminal Court bubble is busted and now appears as […]

Off Its Game

Off Its Game

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May 28, 2013

Jean Daudelin on why Brazil isn’t playing to win at home or abroad, and the political tactics that could change this.

Daudelin: Should building ties in Latin America be a policy priority for Canada?

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March 11, 2013

Two things: 1) Canadians and the Canadian government must stop seeing Latin America as a single whole. Increasingly close ties already exist between Canada and a number of countries, particularly those that make up the Pacific Alliance (mainly Mexico, Colombia, Peru, and Chile). These countries have global outlooks that are very much in tune with […]

Daudelin: Is North America dead?

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January 30, 2012

First there are three North Americas and their “death” stories are different. One includes the three countries and was never really born, except in the decaying value chains of the auto sector, whose relative weight for all three partners is declining. The second includes Canada and the US: it is alive on security issues with […]

Daudelin: $5 billion later and 500,000 Haitians still live in tents. Why?

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January 23, 2012

The problem has to do with the structure of incentives of the various players involved. Because neither the Haitian authorities nor donating countries’ governments really have much at stake in the success or failure of the rescue, 500,000 Haitians still live in tents in spite of all the money that has been spent on trying […]