LUSOPHONY RISKS TO BE A HERITAGE WITH NO FUTURE

Authors

  • Francisco J. B. S. Leandro

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.22456/2238-6912.79160

Keywords:

CPLP, Lusophony, One Belt One Road.

Abstract

The discourse regarding the value of the strategic space of Lusophony has been
centered in the debate around the Portuguese language. The main goal of this article
lies precisely in the study of one of the characteristics that provide geopolitical unity,
the position in the “Lusophone Sea” associated with the intercontinental territorial
discontinuity of Lusophony, based on the Chinese initiative “One Belt, One Road”
(B&R), presented in 2013, by the Chinese President Xi Jinping. In fact, the B&R
initiative has re-launched the need to study the CPLP’s geopolitics, particularly from
the South Atlantic center of gravity. It is time to think of the CPLP (Community of
Portuguese Language Countries) as a quasi-global network space, capable of effectively
sharing interests, and this must be done, also taking into account, a certain will to
generate a geopolitical unity.

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Author Biography

Francisco J. B. S. Leandro

Assistant Professor at University of São José – Head of the Faculty of Creative Industries
Learning Council, Secretary of the Science Board and Visiting Professor at Institute of European
Studies in Macau. Ph.D. in Political Science & International Relations (and International
Criminal Law) from the Catholic University of Portugal (magna cum laude).

Published

2018-03-20

How to Cite

Leandro, F. J. B. S. (2018). LUSOPHONY RISKS TO BE A HERITAGE WITH NO FUTURE. AUSTRAL: Brazilian Journal of Strategy &Amp; International Relations, 6(12). https://doi.org/10.22456/2238-6912.79160

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