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Strategic nuclear proliferation and public opinion: Pre-Analysis Plan, EGAP - Evidence in Governance and Politics (In progress). Matias Spektor, Guilherme Fasolin, Lucas Perez Florentino & Umberto Mignozzetti. pdf

"Bandwagoning for Survival: Political Leaders and International Alignments". Matias Spektor & Guilherme Fasolin. [Working Paper]. pdf





"Nuclear Revolution and Hegemonic Hierarchies: how global Hiroshima played out in South America". In: Michael D. Gordin & G. John Ikenberry (Eds). The Age of Hiroshima. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. 2020. p. 164-178. Matias Spektor. pdf

“República na era da Globalização”. In: Lilia Moritz Schwarcz & Heloisa Murgel Starling (Eds). Dicionário da República: 51 textos críticos. São Paulo: Companhia das Letras. 2019.  pdf

“Brazil: When Political Oligarchies Limit Polarization but Fuel Populism”. In: Thomas Carothers & Andrew O'Donohue (Eds). Democracies Divided: The Global Challenge of Political Polarization. Washington DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2019, p. 228-254. Matias Spektor & Umberto Mignozzetti. Amazon

"Diplomacia da Ruptura". In: Democracia em risco? 22 ensaios sobre o Brasil hoje. São Paulo: Companhia das Letras. 2019, p. 228-254. Matias Spektor. pdf 

“We Are Not a Non-Proliferation Agency”: Henry Kissinger’s Attempt to Accommodate Nuclear Brazil (1974-1977). Forthcoming in Journal of Cold War Studies. Matias Spektor & Carlo Patti. pdf

"Without Reversal: Brazil as a Latent Nuclear State". In: Joseph F. Pilat. (Org.). Nuclear Latency and Hedging. 1ed.Washington D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2019, v. , p. 175-199. Matias Spektor. pdf

"The United States and the 1964 Brazilian Military Coup". 2018. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History: 1-

19. Matias Spektor. pdf

"Brazil: The Costs of Multiparty Presidentialism". 2018. Journal of Democracy. 29/2: 113-127. Matias Spektor & Eduardo Mello. pdf

"The evolution of Brazil's nuclear intentions". 2016. The Nonproliferation Review. 23/5:6: 635-652. Matias Spektor. pdf

"Brazil: Shadows of the Past and Contested Ambitions". In: William I. Hitchcock, Melvyn P. Leffler, Jeffrey W. Legro (eds.). Shaper Nations: Strategies for a Changing World. Harvard University Press. 2016. p. 17-35. Matias Spektor. pdf

"O projeto autonomista na política externa brasileira". In: Aristides Monteiro Neto. (Org.). Política Externa, Espaço e Desenvolvimento. 1ed. Brasília: Ipea, 2014, v. 3, p. 19-60. Matias Spektor. pdf

"Brazilian assessment of the end of Cold War". 2011. In: Artemy M. Kalinovsky and Sergey Radchenko  (eds.). The end of the Cold War in the Thirld World: new perspectives on regional conflict. New York: Routledge. 2011. p. 229-244, Matias Spektorpdf

"Obama and Brazil". In: Abraham F. Lowenthal, Theodore J. Piccone and Laurence Whitehead (eds.). Shifting the Balance: Obama and the Americas. Brookings Institution Press. 2011. p. 43-53. Matias Spektor. pdf 

"Brazil: The underlying ideas of regional policies". In: Daniel Flemes (ed.). Regional Leadership in the Global System: Ideas, Interests and Strategies of Regional Powers. New York: Routledge. 2010. Chapter 9. Matias Spektor. pdf

"Globalização e Estado nas revoluções globais de 1968: Irã, Brasil e Indonésia". 2010. Revista Estudos Históricos. 23/46: 363 - 376. Matias Spektor. pdf

"Ideias de ativismo regional: a transformação das leituras brasileiras da região". 2010. Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional. 53/1: 25-44. Matias Spektor.​ pdf

"Origens e direção do Pragmatismo Ecumênico e Responsável (1974-1979)". 2004. Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional. 47/2: 191-222. Matias Spektor. pdf

"O Brasil e a Argentina entre a cordialidade oficial e o projeto de integração (1967-1979)". 2002. Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional. 45/1: 117-145 . Matias Spektor. pdf

"A abertura do Acervo Azeredo da Silveira". 2001. Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional. 44/2: 186-189. Matias Spektor. pdf 





10 Desafios de Política Externa. 1. ed. Rio de Janeiro, 2016. pdf


The Origins of Nuclear Cooperation: a Critical Oral History of Argentina and Brazil. 2. ed. Rio de Janeiro / Washington DC: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and FGV, com edições em português e espanhol, 2015. pdf

18 dias: quando Lula e FHC se uniram para conquistar o apoio de Bush. 1. ed. São Paulo: Objetiva, 2014. v. 1. 288 p.  Amazon


Azeredo da Silveira: um depoimento. 1. ed. Rio de Janeiro: FGV, 2010. v. 1. 398 p. Amazon

Kissinger e o Brasil. 1. ed. Rio de Janeiro: Jorge Zahar Editor, 2009. v. 1. 234 p. Amazon




Prospects for Nuclear Governance in Brazil, An Independent Report by Togzhan Kassenova, Lucas Florentino & Matias Spektor pdf | Portuguese version here.

Bolsonaro will regret baiting China the Chinese Tiger, The Financial Times (December 2018). Matias Spektor. pdf

Si no logra los cambios prometidos, la ola también se lo tragará, La Nacion (October 2018). Matias Spektor. pdf


It's Not Just the Right That's Voting for Bolsonaro. It's Everyone, Foreign Policy (October 2018). Matias Spektor. pdf


How Brazil's Operation Car Wash Is Threatened by Politicans,  Foreign Affairs (May 2018). Matias Spektor. pdf

Prospects for Safeguarding Brazil's Naval Nucelar Propulsion Program Issue Brief. Federation of American Scientists. August 2017. Matias Spektor. pdf

How to Fix Brazil: Breaking an Addiction to Bad Government, Foreign Affairs (September / October,2016): 102-110. Matias Spektor and Eduardo Mello. pdf

AQ Top 5 Corruption Busters: Sérgio Moro, Americas Quarterly (October 2016). Matias Spektor. pdf

Five Goals for Brazil's New Foreign Policy, Americas Quarterly (October 2016). Matias Spektor. pdf

A política externa de tucanos e petistas, Folha de São Paulo, Ilustríssima (Outubro de 2015). Matias Spektor. pdf

The State of Brazil's South American Project. Inter-American Dialogue, Working Paper, June 2014: 1-11. Matias Spektor. pdf

U.S Nuclear Accomodation of Brazil a Model for Iran Policy? World Politics Review (July 2013). Matias Spektor. pdf

Humanitarian Interventionism Brazilian Style? Americas Quarterly (Summer 2012). Matias Spektor. pdf

One Foot in the Region: Eyes on the Global Prize, Americas Quarterly (Spring 2011): 56-61. Matias Spektor. pdf

Brazil-China: What's Next After Rousseff's Visit? Americas Quarterly (April 2011). Matias Spektor. pdf

Here's the link to seven years of my foreign column at Folha de S. Paulo, Brazil's leading daily newspaper.

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