COHA Senior Research Fellow Sean Burges, Ph.D, was a Guest Editor of The Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research

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Sean Burges, Ph.D, a Senior Research Fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) has published two articles in the just released special issue of the Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research (Vol. 19, Issue 2). Dr. Burges’ essays are “Latin America and the Shifting Sands of Global Power: Introduction to a Special Issue” (p. 175-178) and “Mistaking Brazil for a Middle Power (p. 286-302).

Dr. Burges also served as a guest editor for the aforementioned special issue of JILAR, which is published by Taylor & Francis.

A preview of the issue as well as the table of contents can be accessed by clicking here.

If you would like to receive a PDF copy of this issue’s articles, please send an e-mail to the Council on Hemispheric Affairs ( with the subject line “JILAR Article Request.”

Cover of the Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research
Cover of the Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research

Dr. Burges, a Senior Research Fellow of the Council on Hemispheric Affairs for over a decade, has become one of the most prolific scholars on Brazilian foreign policy.  He holds a Ph.D. in Politics & International Studies from the University of Warwick, England. He is based at the Australian National University where he is a Senior Associate in the Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies and a Lecturer in International Relations. His research interests focus on Brazilian foreign policy, inter-American affairs and emerging market countries (BRICs) in world affairs, with special reference to trade and foreign aid. He is the author of Brazilian Foreign Policy After the Cold War (University Press of Florida, 2009), and has published on Brazil, inter-American affairs and democratization in International Affairs, Política Externa, International Relations, Third World Quarterly, The Bulletin of Latin American Research, The Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Canadian Foreign Policy, International Journal, and The Cambridge Review of International Affairs as well as in edited volumes with Johns Hopkins University Press and Palgrave Macmillan. His news and editorial contributions have been made to Swiss National Radio, the BBC World Service, The National Post, Miami Herald, Journal of Commerce, Financial Post, Washington Post, Washington Times, Maclean’s, The Australian, The Canberra Times, ABC Australia Radio and TV, Sky News, Radio China International, Brazil Magazine, FOCAL Point and Military Review. Burges is currently working on the tension between the OECD member countries and BRIC countries in the new international economic and aid governance order as well as an extended research project on the state-business nexus in contemporary Brazilian development policy.