World's most powerful countries in 2022 ranked: US News & World Report – Business Insider

  • US News and World Report ranked the world’s most-powerful countries for 2022.
  • The US remains number one, but global instability saw many other nations change positions.
  • Ukraine rose by 19 places in the rankings compared to last year.

The US, China, and Russia were the planet’s most powerful countries in 2022, a year marked by war and turbulent geopolitics.

The rankings, published by US News and World Report, look at how much influence countries have, as well as their political, economic, and military power.

It complied the rankings as part of its annual “Best Countries” study, which evaluates 85 countries based on responses from 17,000 people. 

These are the world’s 25 most powerful nations, according to the 2022 rankings:


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