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Great Powers – how do the Rising Powers rank?

Our friend Patrick Frost from the Afghanistan FPA blog has done a very interesting post on Great Power Politics, ranking the world’s “Great Powers” in terms of their power, economy, resources, ideology and state strength.  According to the top 10 rankings, the US comes out ahead, but China appears to be giving Washington quite a run for its money, literally.  Other notable rising powers are Russia (3), India (6), Brazil (7) and Turkey (9).  Visit the Great Power Politics blog and leave your comment.



Christopher Herbert

Christopher Herbert is an analyst of foreign affairs with specific expertise in US foreign policy, the Middle East and Asia. He is Director of Research for the Denver Research Group, has written for the Washington Post’s PostGlobal and Global Power Barometer and has served on projects for the United States Pacific Command and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. He has degrees from Yale University and Harvard University in Middle Eastern history and politics and speaks English, French, Arabic and Italian.

Area of Focus
US Foreign Policy; Middle East; Asia.