In this study the authors provide the background to understanding the creation of the CPLP and the tensions within the International Organization since its preparation up to the admission of Equatorial Guinea. The authors argue that Portugal has the will but lacks the means while Brazil's engagement and investment in the IO has waxed and waned over the years. The study offers an interesting comparative perspective with germane IOs such as the Commonwealth and the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie analysing the advantages of member states of the CPLP of combining membership in the other IOs. The CPLP in spite of its shortcomings does attract a great number of states seeking for Observer Status and it is a peculiar space where multiple identities are intertwined across continents sharing the common legacy of colonialism and language.
|Translated title of the contribution||Portugal and the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries: A Strategic Vision for the XXI Century|
|Number of pages||63|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
- Foreign Policy
- International Organizations
- Emerging Powers
- Portuguese-speaking countries