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Papua New Guinea

Ranked 26 of 26 for comprehensive power, with an overall score of 3.8 out of 100.


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Papua New Guinea is a minor power in Asia.

This is the first year that Papua New Guinea has been included in the Asia Power Index.

The country performs best in the resilience measure. Its resource-rich economy and relatively conflict-free relationships with its direct neighbours — Indonesia and Australia — contribute to this result.

However, despite lying on the geographic continuum of Southeast Asia, Papua New Guinea lacks regional clout and places last for military capability, diplomatic influence and defence networks.

The country exerts less influence in the region than expected given its available resources, as indicated by the country’s negative power gap score.

Read more analysis in the Key Findings report. Explore further results in the Scores section.


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