The Regional Power: Nature and Meaning

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Hearing the concept of regional power, we think of a state having the highest hard power in the region. But, today we are aware of the importance of soft power and some delicate rules to reach such a position. Any state claiming the leadership of the region or a Sub-regional System must be confirmed not only by the regional states but by the other trans-regional actors that have influence in the region. A regional power must help security establishment to facilitate and foster development process in the region. It must promote some principles, rules and norms which are accepted both in the region and in the international system.


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