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Laos

Ranked 23 of 26 for comprehensive power, with an overall score of 6.0 out of 100.



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Laos is a minor power in Asia.

The country’s overall score declined by 0.4 points compared to 2019.

Laos performs best in the economic relationships measure, where it places 19th. Its lowest rankings are in the military capability and resilience measures, coming in at 25th place.

In 2020, Laos saw its greatest improvement in its defence networks, where it moved up one place. However, it has also slipped by four places in the resilience measure relative to 2019.

Laos exerts less influence in the region than expected given its available resources, as indicated by the country’s negative power gap score. While Laos is a net underachiever in Asia, its negative power gap improved in 2020.

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