Journal of Social and Political

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ISSN 2615-3718 (Online)

ISSN 2621-5675 (Print)

Published: 19 September 2018

Balance of Power as Main Instrument of Equilibrium in Contemporary International Relations

Orazalina Korlan Burkitbayevna

Shandong University, China

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10.31014/aior.1991.01.03.32

Abstract

It is noted that power for a long time is the main influence of states on each other. This is due to the fact that power has always been the most effective tool for achieving specific goals. This article notes that at present power has not lost its significance. One feature of power is that it serves not only as the main tool in achieving its own goals of the state but also as an instrument of peacekeeping. Power relations between states inevitably generate such a phenomenon of international politics as the balance of power. The difference between power and balance of power lies in the fact that power is recognized as the main means of achieving and protecting national security, and balance of power is the main instrument that guarantees international security. Emphasizing on the importance of creating a balance of power at the present time in which the interaction between actors of international relations would involve in accordance with the principle of equilibrium, their national interests which do not infringe the rights of other participants in international relations and serves as a mechanism for regulation and balancing. It is stressed that each of the "centers of power" in the new alignment of forces seeks to ensure their interests, so it is necessary to determine what kind of a geopolitical structure of the world is in the best interest of Kazakhstan. Ensuring the geopolitical interests of our state, maintaining the stability of the international system are the postulates on which the balance of power in the modern world is built, and the place of Kazakhstan in it is being formed.

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