Part three of a four-part series looking at what factors allow states to punch above their weight in international affairs. This segment examines three ideational factors: identity, moral authority, and strategic positioning.
As the Syrian Civil War slowly draws to a close, diplomatic, strategic and ethical questions come to the forefront of the Arab League, which will debate Syria's readmission later this month.
Knights and Rooks: The Role of Geography, Resources, and Asymmetric Capabilities in Attaining Status
Part II of When Pawns Become Queens explores three material factors that allow states to punch above their weight in international relations: geography, control of strategic resources, and the asymmetric projection of power.