Destroying the State and the Mechanisms of Creating a Vacuum in Iraq and Syria

Abstract

The issue of power and what is related to it has been the subject of discussion and discussion among strategic and political researchers, especially with regard to its foundations or sources of this power, although history provides us that most of the criteria that are relied upon in assessing aspects of strength focus on armies and armaments, and that the concept of power overlaps Power with other concepts, such as authority, influence, coercion, deterrence, and submission ... etc, that are used in the analysis of the elements of power, as authority is the first face of political power, and in general it is a force of an organized character and is linked to a recognized function or position within society. Legitimacy of its user has the right to issue orders and mandatory decisions to others.