The findings were unveiled by the Henry Jackson Society’s ‘Audit of Geopolitical Capability’ which was published today.
The study considers all of the G20 countries as well as Nigeria which, with the largest population and economy in Africa, could rise rapidly as a major power.
Labelling the UK as “a truly global power”, the rankings find the UK retains its unique capacity to “project and extend itself around the world”.
However, it urges caution over the threat of a “rapidly expanding” China and the “serious challenge” it poses.
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