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Asia Power Index 2021

21 Dec 2021

Category : International Relations

Topic: Asia Power Index 2021

Asia Power Index measures the overall strength and Asian power of countries and regions in the Asia Pacific region. The country's overall power is a weighted average of eight power measures: economic resources, military power, diplomatic influence, economic relations, resilience, future trends, defence networks, and cultural influence.

Important facts about the index:

  • Three of the world's four largest economies are in Asia, and the United States is a major power in the Pacific Ocean.
  • By 2025, two-thirds of the total world population will live in Asia, but more than a tenth in the West.
  • According to this, the United States continues to be the dominant power in Asia, while China, an emerging superpower, is tracking the United States quickly.
Russia, South Korea, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, New Zealand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Pakistan, Philippines and North Korea are classified as central powers, while Bangladesh, Myanmar, Brunei, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Laos and Nepal are classified as small countries.

Brief of the index:

  • The index states that Japan and India share the status of a major power. It called Japan the intellectual power and India the future giant.
  • India ranked fourth in terms of economic resources, military power and diplomatic influence.
  • However, when it comes to parameters of cultural impact and future trends, India is in third place in both cases, with high scores.
  • India also has low scores in economic relations and defence network measurements, ranking 7th.