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Table 7 Stability of balance of power systems

From: A transforming international system and the three approaches to the security dilemma

BoP systems Criteria for stability of BoP systems
  1. Multiple actors 2. Global establishment 3. Nuclear weapons 4. No revisionist or weak powers
European BoP 5 No No No
Cold War system 2 Partly Yes Yes
MPS 7 Partly Yes No