The Brazil Institute is pleased to announce the release of Interesse Nacional, a new Portuguese-language quarterly journal dedicated to advancing a pluralistic debate about the challenges confronting Brazil. Rubens Barbosa, former Brazilian Ambassador to the United States and founder and publisher of the new publication, explained that as the name of the journal indicates, "we are committed to Brazil's national interests. The journal was created to provide a forum for the various visions of these national interests, which are diverse and not always convergent in a democratic society that is engaged in the global scene."

As ambassador in Washington, Barbosa was instrumental in the establishment of the Brazil Project of the Wilson Center, the precursor of the Brazil Institute. Interesse Nacional will be formally launched on April 16 2008, in a seminar on "Globalization and the Brazilian National Interest: an Agenda for the Future," to be held at the Norberto Bobbio Institute, in São Paulo.

The content of the inaugural issue (in pdf) of Interesse Nacional is available below. Future editions of the quarterly journal will be available by subscription only. If you would like to subscribe to the publication, subscription forms are available below. If you have any further questions about the publication, please email