Rogelio Plácido SÁNCHEZ LEVIS, PhD
The emergence and spread of an updated version (SARS-CoV-2) of a virus family of millenary existence (coronavirus), with a tremendous contagious capacity – without distinction of race, creed, age, social class, geographic region or any other type of categorization – has presented a major challenge for disciplines such as geopolitics, focused on the study and explanation of politics and power as spatial phenomena.
In this short essay, we shall set out initial reflections as identifying geopolitics epistemological limits to address the current juncture. A first empirical approach to the said phenomenon reveals difficulties in consolidating SARS-CoV-2 and the dramas surrounding it, as a transnational interpretative community.
Rogelio Plácido Sánchez Levis was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1968. He is a Philosophy Doctor of History. He is a political scientist and expert in geopolitics and international relations. Author of “Reflection on William Zartman´s structuralist dilemma” and “South American Geopolitics: A glimpse at the world from the South”. He is a former Cuban Ambassador to France, Monaco and Permanent Representative in the International Bureau of Exhibitions (2004-2009). He was Senior Policy Advisor to the Foreign Minister and the Speaker of the National Assembly of Ecuador (2014-2017).