Prof. Dr. Victor Mijares


  • Short CV

    • Since 2018: Associate at the GIGA Institute for Latin American Studies

    • Since 2018: Assistant Professor of Political Science, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia

    • 10/2014 - 08/2018: Doctoral student, GIGA Doctoral Programme and the Universität Hamburg

    Current Research

    • Security Studies

    • Foreign Policy Analysis

    • Regionalism

    Countries and Regions

    • South America, especially Venezuela and Colombia

    • Petrostates


    • Explaining Flaws of Security Regionalism in the Global South: Lessons from South America

    Prof. Dr. Victor Mijares


    Colombia Internacional | 07/2022

    UNASUR: An Eclectic Analytical Perspective of its Disintegration

    This article aims to explain the causes of the virtual disintegration of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) from the perspective of analytical eclecticism.

    GIGA Focus Latin America | 2/2022

    The War in Ukraine and Latin America: Reluctant Support

    The War in Ukraine has highlighted Latin American divisions. Although the Russian invasion violates international law, the conflict seems remote and evokes a long-standing rejection of United States policies. Many regional governments only show reluctant support for the West’s anti-Putin policies.

    Estudos Internacionais: Revista de Relações Internacionais | 04/2020

    Paradox of Autonomy: Explaining Flaws in South American Security Regionalism

    Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica | 04/2020

    Militares bajo control: Fallas teóricas detrás del estancamiento de Juan Guaidó

    Dr. Alejandro Cardozo Uzcátegui

    Deutsche Welle | Quote | 02/08/2017

    Venezuela, urgida de mediación

    Speaker | 17/05/2022

    The War in Ukraine and the Global South: Perceptions, Reactions, and Implications

    While most United Nations members quickly condemned Russia’s attack on Ukraine, a few actors in the Global South adopted a “neutral” stance. This GIGA Forum discusses how countries in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and sub-Saharan Africa perceive the war, are reacting to it, and what its consequences are for these states.


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