The United Arab Emirates ranked 10th on the list of the world’s most dominant economic and political powers in 2018, according to the US News World Report, where US headed the list, followed by Russia, China, UK, Germany, France and Japan, respectively, with Saudi Arabia coming ninth.
According to the report, the world’s most powerful countries also are the ones that consistently dominate news headlines, preoccupy policymakers and shape global economic patterns. Their foreign policies and military budgets are tracked religiously. When they make a pledge, at least some in the international community trust they will keep it.
The 2018 Best Countries rankings are based on a survey that asked more than 21,000 people from four regions to associate 80 countries with specific attributes.