عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
Power as one of the main concepts of international relation science has a history as old as civilized humanity. This significant concept has evolved in the aftermath of the Cold War under the impact of different factors, especially modern information technologies and social networks. One substantial development is the transformation of hard power to soft power. The worldwide changes in information has led to the transformation of the concept and arena of power. Therefore, the idea of soft power has been more important as a means and aim in the international arena. Moreover, the cultural and soft aspect of power has become the main issue of international relations.
The main goal of this paper is to see how new information technology changed the concept and function of power. The findings show that there are reliable relations between the formation of new information technology and the evolution of the concept of power. With normalization and socialization of the concept of power, the geographical boundaries and the source of power have been affected.