The college of political sciences hosts the director of the Middle East and North Africa department in the Dutch foreign ministry

The college of political sciences hosts the director of the Middle East and North Africa department in the Dutch foreign ministry

The college of political sciences at the university of Baghdad hosted Mr. Ernesto Bram, adviser of strategic policy and director of the Middle East and North Africa in the Dutch foreign ministry. Mr. Bram gave a lecture entitled (the unbalanced force in the Middle East and its relationship with the political geography) that dealt with the concept of power that is associated with politics especially among the contemporary experimental scientists on the basis of observation and experimentation. The researcher considered power as an ancient phenomenon as old as the political knowledge and the political practices which dates back to the beginning of human society and the word “power” has been used in a political sense in 1701 when the political conflict intensified causing the emergence of a powerful state in Europe, so the theories of force or theories of realism imposed themselves on the trends of theoretical analysis of the realities of international politics after world war I, as a result of worsening international conflicts and the tendency of some major powers to create centers of power to create an international reality that meets their interests and achieves superiority over their rivals. The expression of “balance of powers” is the most international widespread one but the exact meaning of which remained mysterious for many ages and it can be defined as ” the situation in which the structural, behavioral and value capabilities of one state or a group of allied countries that compete with them being equal to counter threats against them from another state or more, so that they can also move quickly in all areas to achieve stability once again “. The director of the department of the Middle East hinted that the term “balance” in political science refers to the steady-state on a rational basis, so the regime is based on a balance of powers as a reference to the regime that is not subject to the domination of a single authority or the radical powers. The researcher reviewed the terms of power and and the political stability in the Middle East and its relationship with the political geography according to the new changes witnessed by the international community in general and the Middle East in particular. The lecture ended with opening the door for discussion and dialogue between the lecturer and the instructors and students at the college and he expressed his surprise towards the international scientific keep up of the professors with global events that reflects the status of the university of Baghdad to be in the ranks of the international universities.

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