is an assistant professor of International Relations and a researcher at the Centre for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra. Her research interests include Russian foreign policy and the post-Soviet countries. She has contributed to several reports on these issues, including for the European Parliament, the Initiative for Peacebuilding and NOREF, among others.
The discursive articulation of the concept of the “rising power”: perceptions, stances and interests in Brazil, Russia and Turkey
Licínia Simão ,
Teresa Almeida Cravo ,
André Barrinha ,
Reginaldo Mattar Nasser
24 September 2014
This report considers not only the economic potential of Brazil, Russia and Turkey, but also analyses their current endeavours and future prospects for greater geopolitical influence.
Russia’s development assistance, with a focus on Africa
Andrey Makarychev ,
29 August 2014
This policy brief explains Russia’s development assistance policy – mainly towards Africa – as an effect of the country’s global commitments and socialisation dynamics, on the one hand, and Moscow’s growing interest in exploring the potential of soft power as an indispensable element of its diplomacy, since both aspects are interrelate...
Non-state actors and South Caucasus security: the role of NGOs, transnational corporations and religious organisations
19 March 2013
Following the collapse of Soviet structures, security dynamics in the South Caucasus became closely related to the process of the consolidation of viable and effective states. This entailed, among other things, managing private, non-official activities, which began to develop as a means of survival outside official structures.