New study ranks Britain ‘second most powerful country in the world’

By George Allison, UK Defence Journal

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New research by a geopolitical think-tank makes the case that Britain is second only to the United States as a global power.

According to the Henry Jackson Society, their new report ‘Towards a Global Britain: Challenging the new narratives of national decline’ sets out why the UK has strengths across a range of areas that will empower it in the years ahead, including in its economy, military and culture.

The report builds on the findings from An Audit of Geopolitical Capability, also released today, which shows the U.K. was second only to the United States in geopolitical power.

Sir Malcolm Rifkind, the former Foreign Secretary, commenting on the study, said:

“The Global Britain Programme at The Henry Jackson Society shows with its inaugural report – An Audit of Geopolitical Capability – that Britain is a cultural superpower, second only to the United States in its ability to propel liberal and democratic values around the world.”

Dr. Alan Mendoza, Executive Director of The Henry Jackson Society, said:

“There is endless talk about Britain being ‘finished’ as a major power as a consequence of Brexit. In fact, we remain the second most powerful country in the world across a basket of indicators. We now need a Global Britain strategy to accompany this reality, providing the springboard for future national success into the Brexit era.”

Read more in the UK Defence Journal.


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