Somewhere Between Great and Small: Disentangling the Conceptual Jumble of Middle, Regional, and 'Niche' Powers

Cooper, David A.
June 2013
Journal of Diplomacy & International Relations;Summer/Fall2013, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p23
Academic Journal
An essay is presented that discusses the notions of middle powers, regional powers, and niche powers in international relations (IR) scholarship. Topics include the role of middle powers in the Group of Twenty (G20) multilateral organization, geopolitical aspects of regional power status, and the relation of soft power to niche powers.


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