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Global Power Shift Report 2005-2015
Read the whole Global Power Shift Report 2005-2015 that compiles the central findings of the Bonn Power Shift Monitor (BPSM). The BPSM was created by the Center for Global Studies (CGS) to quantify and analyse power shifts between states around the globe.
Republic of Korea – Middle Power with a Global Vision
Since the mid-2000s, the Republic of Korea has turned to a global agenda envisioned by President Lee Myung-bak. His Global Korea strategy laid the foundations for a more active role in international relations expressing its growing middle power status. In fact, the BPSM found that South Korea has the third strongest growth in international power on our list with a Power Shift Rate of +0.55.
Italy – The Boot that lost its Heel
The “Boot”, as Italy is called due to its unique geographic shape, has a central footprint in western culture and is one of the founding members of the European Union. Since 2008, Italy is struggling with the repercussions of the global financial crisis...
Japan – Becoming the Land of the Setting Sun?
Japan is already known for its long period of economic stagnation, so that the past two decades since the 1990s are referred to as the “Lost 20 Years”. Immediately after modest economic revitalization in the 2000s, the triple disaster in Fukushima Daiichi on 11 March 2011 had huge impact on Japans economy...
Uncle Sam‘s Challenged Primacy
The United States is the most powerful country in the world. This fact still remains after several years of power decline as it is widely perceived in the scientific community and beyond. The Bonn Power Shift Monitor counts a Power Score of 18.63 for the United States in 2015....
Germany’s Challenged Power
Germany is often perceived as one of the most powerful states in Europe. Based on the Bonn Power Shift Monitor, it is indeed the fourth most powerful country in the G20 after the United States, China and Great Britain. However, the Monitor also reveals that its Power Score has significantly declined over the last years affecting seven of the eight categories considered.
Turkey: The Transcontinental Riser?
Being the interface between Europe and Asia, Turkey enjoys great geostrategic importance giving it unique leverage in transcontinental affairs. Thus, international attention in power politics is regularly paid on this bridging country raising the question of its actual power capacities apart from its power of location.
China – Bipolarity on the Rise
The Bonn Power Shift Index reveals that China’s power signifi-cantly increased between 2005 and 2015. Within just a decade, China managed to increase its power by 75.7 percent based on our indicators, presenting also the highest Power Shift Rate (+5.35) of the nineteen countries under review.
Indonesia – A Bridge Building Middle Power
Indonesia’s power slowly but steadily increasing on a global scale. During the period under review, the Bonn Power Shift Monitor has recorded a Power Shift Rate of +0.21 for the island state which ranks it 7th on the list.
Russia. Falling Behind its Global Aspirations
As the biggest country by territory in the world and remembering its former superpower status, the Russian Federation set its own aspirations high – not to say global. Based on a period of remarkably high growth in the 2000s, Russia is currently lagging behind its ambitions due to economic hardship and diplomatic tensions.