Diplomatic Dominos: South America and the Recognition of [the State of] Palestine


  • Sanford R. Silverburg Professor Emeritus Department of History and Politics Catawba College Salisbury, NC US
  • Angélica Johanna Alba Cuéllar Associate Professor International Relations Program Universidad de Bogota Jorge Tadeo Lozano Bogota Colombia




All but one of the states in South American have extended some type of diplomatic recognition to Palestine.  There is a discussion of the meaning of diplomatic recognition in the current state system with its importance. The central theme of this paper is an examination of the process and an explanation for South American states’ provision of diplomatic recognition to Palestine while one other in the same cultural-geographical region has not.


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