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Brazil’s Nuclear Policy. From Technological Dependence to Civil Nuclear Power

DateJune 2006
Classification (BRASIL - GENERAL)

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Brazil’s Nuclear Policy
From Technological Dependence to Civil Nuclear Power
Daniel Flemes
June 2006

Since March 2006 Brazil has been the ninth country to control the full nuclear 
fuel cycle. While the U.S. government bashes the uranium enrichment activities 
in Iran, it has come to an arrangement with the uranium enrichment in its 
backyard after transitional diplomatic tensions. As signer of the Non-
Proliferation Treaty Brazil has the right to enrich uranium for peaceful use. 
This article focuses on the political motives and objectives connected
with the domination of this key technology. Brasilia has been striving for 
regional leadership and participation in international decision making 
processes. In historical perspective the Brazilian enrichment procedure marks 
the liberation from the technological U.S. dependence. Brazil seems to be on 
the way to establish itself as a civil nuclear power in international relations.