2002. After the end of the Cold War balance of powers diplomacy is over. Major nations are now not enemies but competitors in a global system which is being institutionalized. Portuguese version available. (Paper: In Eric Hershberg’s edited book)*.
2013. O mal banal está entre nós. Está no terrorismo islâmico, na guerra do Iraque, na intenvenção na Síria. (Articles: Folha de S.Paulo)
2013. Evil's banality is among us. Is in Islamic terrorism, in the Iraq war, in the intervention in Syria.(Articles: Folha de S.Paulo)
2011. The Arab peoples finally revolt. Pre-industrial countries, they fight for democracy and economic opportunity in countries dominanted by the “Ocident” – a classical eupheminism for the industrial empires the dominated the Near Orient since the 19th century. (Política Democrática)
2010. El mundo tiene problemas mucho más graves que la eventual entrada de Irán al club de las potencias nucleares.
2009. Nas alianças de hoje, o critério da divisão de interesses são o preço da mão de obra e os investimentos das empresas múltinacionais. Folha de S.Paulo, 23.11.2009
2008. In globalization national autonomy became more strategic. The meetings of the regions chiefs of state without the the presence of major foreign powers is welcome. (Article: Folha de S.Paulo).
2007. The world faces true theats (as global warming) and false threats (as the Islam threat). Alarmism is a common conservative response. (Article Folha de S.Paulo).
2005. Brazil said 'basta' to Alca, and may say the same to WTO and the Doha Round. It is better to say that than to have a disastrous agreement as it was the Urugay Round for developing countries. (Article: Folha de S.Paulo)
2004. One year after the Iraq war, the world is less safe, and the United States, weaker. (Article: Folha de S.Paulo, 4.4.04)
2003. Part of the paper on the Irak War with the same title published in this webpage. (Folha de S.Paulo, Mais!, 25.5.2003)
2003. Brazil and Portugal have more things in common than just to speak the same language. (Note: Revista Portuguesa e Brasileira de Gestão, janeiro 2003).
2003. After the end of the Cold War balance of powers diplomacy is over. Now major nations are not enemies but competitors in a global system which is being institutionalized. Translation of “After Balance of Powers Diplomacy, Globalization's Politics” (Paper: Novos Estudos CEBRAP)*.
2001. The fact that the US is a democracy does not authorize the present pessimism about world's prospects. (O Estado de S.Paulo, 25.9.01).