Myanmar is a minor power in Asia.
The country’s overall score declined by 0.2 points compared to 2019.
In 2020, Myanmar saw its greatest improvement in diplomatic influence, where it moved up three places, following a diplomatic low in 2019 as a result of the Rohingya crisis in the west of the country. However, Naypyidaw has slipped two places in the defence networks measure, with the country largely left out of emerging regional defence partnerships.
Myanmar exerts less influence in the region than expected given its available resources, as indicated by the country’s negative power gap score. While Myanmar is a net underachiever in Asia, its negative power gap improved in 2020.
Read more analysis in the Key Findings report. Explore further results in the Scores section.
A country’s weighted average across eight measures of power