An increasingly influential China is already one of the world’s most powerful countries and is contending to overtake only two countries with greater global pull, according to a new report.
On Friday, the Henry Jackson Society, a think tank based in London, published a report titled “An Audit of Geopolitical Capability,” which ranked the leading 20 nations in terms of four primary categories: national “base,” “structure,” “instruments” and “resolve.” The study placed the United States at the top of the list, the United Kingdom then closely followed by China, while Russia lagged way back in tenth.
Claiming the report was “the world’s most comprehensive ranking of national capability,” its chief analyst, James Rogers, argued that the U.K.’s global status had been little affected by the Brexit crisis that has afflicted its currency and polarized its government. The report argued that the U.K. still managed to “project and extend itself … around the world.”
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