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Asia Power Index | Lowy Institute

By The Cove July 1, 2019

The 2019 Lowy Institute Asia Power Index ranks 25 countries and territories in the Asia-Pacific in terms of their ability to exercise power. The Index is designed to be an analytical tool to sharpen the debate on the changing distribution of power in the region.

The Index addresses the multidimensional nature of power through evaluations of military capability and defence networks, economic resources and relationships, diplomatic and cultural influence, resilience and future resources. A country’s overall power is its weighted average across the eight measures of power.



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