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POLITICAL AND STRATEGIC COORDINATION AND COOPERATION FOR DEVELOPMENT: THE CASES OF ZPCSA AND GGC

Paulo Fagundes Visentini, Analúcia Danilevicz Pereira

Abstract


The creation of the Zone of Peace and Cooperation of the South Atlantic (ZPCSA) in 1986 and the Gulf of Guinea Commission (GGC) in 2001 was about changes in the distribution of world power. This article argues that though they emerged at different times, their strategic orientation converges in a number of areas related to the significant interests in the South Atlantic as an area of stability in the region to be marked by strong political, economic and military ties. They also converge on the ideal for development, security and greater projection of power and influence in international affairs. The South Atlantic being a route of passage and trade, as a means of access and flow of energy products, the region became a site for new calculations of regional strategic powers about world affairs. The article also argues that ZPCSA and GGC are therefore crucial for the regional order and the development of higher capacities for cooperation on strategic issues. The actual point of convergence extends to ensuring the sovereignty through dialogue between the states in the region that are involved.


Keywords


South Atlantic; Guinea Gulf; Zone of peace; Trade and Development.

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