Egypt Institute Journal (Vol. 4 – Issue 13) / studies

Power in International Relations

january 2019

january 2019

PhD researcher, Department of Political Science, Political Theory Track, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University


The concept of power is the cornerstone of international relations, especially its solid and violent form. Military power is one of the most important elements of State power, whether it is used directly or used indirectly through threats or blocking aid … etc. The international community has made enormous efforts to regulate the use and control of military force, to create a civilized and developed society, and to prevent violent crimes and extremely violent massacres, especially after the development of weapons of mass destruction. In this context, the study is divided into three parts:

– First: the concept of power and its properties,

– Second: the difference between soft power and smart power, and

– Third: the electronic power and international interactions.

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