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Political scientist Carlos Escudé died of coronavirus

During the 90’s he had a resounding passage through politics as adviser of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Menemism, Guido di Tella, regarding the foreign policy strategy vis-à-vis the Western powers, in the times of so-called “carnal relations”.

Escudé was a retired principal investigator at CONICET, professor of Argentine Foreign Policy at the Center for Advanced Studies of the National University of Córdoba and director of the Center for Studies of Religion, State and Society (CERES), which operates within the Marshall T Latin American Rabbinical Seminary. Meyer.

In addition, he worked as a teacher at the Universities of Belgrano, Torcuato di Tella, UCEMA, and at the Institute of the Foreign Service of the Nation.

He is the author of various publications in international magazines and books such as “Peripheral Realism: Theoretical Bases for a New Argentine Foreign Policy”, “The Failure of the Argentine Project: Education and Ideology” and “Argentina vs. the Great Powers: the Price of Challenge”.

His last book published in 2018 was “And Luis D’Elía was right! Some Argentine political aberrations”, de Lillo / Ediciones Continente.

On issues of local politics, but with strong communicating vessels and international ramifications, in recent years he criticized the judicial investigations into the AMIA case that involved former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and also questioned measures applied by the Buenos Aires government of Horacio Rodríguez Larreta for people over 70 years of age in quarantine due to Covid-19. On that occasion he had said: “I prefer a death from coronavirus rather than a life protected by Larreta.”

The former chancellor and current official national senator Jorge Taiana He told Télam that “Escudé was a great researcher, with a fundamental book to understand Argentina-USA relations during the Second War and the beginning of Peronism.”

“During the Menem government he developed the theory of ‘peripheral realism’ that underpinned the official policy towards the US. In recent years, seeing the emergence of China and a multipolar world, he advocated a more autonomous national policy with multiple relationships”, stressed.

For his part, the specialist in international relations Marcelo Brignoni, chief of staff of the presidency of Parlasur. He maintained that “even with many differences regarding his views of our foreign policy, Carlos Escudé was for me one of the three top contemporary Argentine intellectuals in the analysis of international politics.”

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