The project will focus strategically on the issue of violence in Brazil and its international linkage, showing the dangerous perspectives for the future of the country if actions are not appropriately taken. Initially, the author shows the understanding of strategic thinking applied to the specific theme of violence. After that, the issue of violence is analyzed as it appears in Brazilian society nowadays and in which dimension it can affect the country presently and in the future. International implications, and the linkage with transnational crimes, including terrorism, are observed, mainly in South American context, in order to understand the importance of the issue for the Southern Region and the necessity to develop integrated operations to face the problem. This paper also recommends viable actions to be implemented to transform the actual situation, involving preventive and repressive measures, in the internal and external context. Taking into account the strategic perspective proposed, actions offered are directed to the root of the problem in order to achieve truly transformation. Additionally, in this panorama, the convenience of Armed Forces participation, and in which dimension, is discussed.
Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute