Opinion | How nation states are recognized in terms of ‘power’
Terms like superpower and rising power act as catalysts to boost the self-image of a nation-state
The international system recognizes and divides nation states in terms of their respective “powers". Some are called great powers; some are identified as middle powers; some as emerging powers; and others, rising powers. Each of these terminologies has a specific meaning attached with them because different kinds of powers have different attributes, roles and functions in international relations.