Regional Powers and World Order in the Post Cold War Era

Document Type : Original Article


1 Assistant Professor of International Relations, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

2 Ph.D Student of International Relations ,Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran



The end of the cold war has changed world order in terms of the distribution and structure of power in international system. Following the growth of regional powers and international system’s shifting from bipolarity to multi-polarity, regional powers, undertaking key tasks in the crisis management, are likely to play an active and determining role in new world order and change world management trends with a view to securing their region as well as their own interests. According to this article, the end of the cold war between the East and West and transition to multi-polar structure has carried opportunities for the newly emerging regional powers as regards the enhancement of the their capabilities in the management and establishment of regional order as well as entrance to the global decision-making structures. This article reviews the nature of regional powers, their reasons to support regionalism, and the role of the regional order in re-defining the world order.


Volume 11, Issue 40
December 2016
Pages 148-176
  • Receive Date: 26 June 2015
  • Revise Date: 21 October 2015
  • Accept Date: 30 November 2015
  • First Publish Date: 22 December 2015