The extent and standing of a state’s or territory’s foreign relations; measured in terms of diplomatic networks, involvement in multilateral institutions and clubs, and overall foreign policy and strategic ambition.
Diplomatic influence is calculated using a weighted average of scores across 3 sub-measures and 13 indicators.
In 2020, most scores for the top 10 countries are trending downward for diplomatic influence. China has the highest score (91.1), followed by Japan (88.8) and the United States (74.9). Vietnam has gained the most points (+6.0), while Russia has lost the most points (−6.7).
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The regional and global reach of a state’s or territory’s diplomatic officesView all submeasure scores
A state’s or territory’s participation and influence in multilateral forums and organisationsView all submeasure scores
The ability of government leaders and foreign policy bureaucracies to advance their state’s or territory’s diplomatic interestsView all submeasure scores