Thailand is a middle power in Asia.
The country’s power ranking has increased by one place from last year, overtaking Malaysia, while its overall score remains unchanged from 2019.
In 2020, Thailand saw its greatest improvement in economic relationships and defence networks measures, where it moved up one place. However, it has also slipped by one place in the economic capability and cultural influence measures relative to 2019.
Thailand exerts more influence in the region than expected given its available resources, as indicated by the country’s positive power gap score.
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