The Catholic University of Minas Gerais — PUC Minas — has just released the first issue of their new double-blind peer reviewed academic journal Estudos Internacionais – Revista do Departamento de Relações Interncionais da PUC Minas. Published in Portuguese, this lead-off edition features five articles that cover the gamut from South-South cooperation through to the post-9/11 Middle East security context.
International Relations has taken off as an academic discipline in Brazil over the last ten years. The international relations program at PUC-Minas has emerged as a hotbed of serious scholarship on a par with those found in other major research centres in Brazil and beyond. Estudos Internacionais joins other new and relaunched journals such as Austral and Carta Internacional as well long-standing publications such as Revista Brasileira de Política Internacional, Contexto Internacional, and Política Externa as important venues for the publication of academic research into international affairs.