Washington, January 26. the American journal The American Interest has compiled a list of the eight most powerful countries in the world. Russia took fourth place, behind USA, China and Japan.
At one point, Russia managed to overtake Germany. By the way, Germany became the only European country included in the list.
The eight most powerful countries also include India, Iran and Israel.
Examining criteria of selection of countries, the authors note that the United States was able to maintain leadership in the world, despite the fact that the administration of Barack Obama last year was one of the worst: the President could not succeed, not on foreign policy, not in domestic policy.
according to experts At The American Interest for China, the year was very successful due to the fact that Beijing could use the "passivity of America."
Experts said Russia's successes in the diplomatic field. In their opinion, "Putin won a victory in Syria in a military sense, and the words." The authors noted that the President of the Russian Federation allowed the President of Syria Bashar al-Assad to regain control of Aleppo, "thereby humiliating the United States."
political Analysts said that the drafters of the rating there are a number of issues, as not all determinants mightily countries, is understandable. In particular, if we talk about military power, the leadership of the US and China no doubt, but third place Japan raises questions. On the other hand, if you put in the forefront economic power, it is unclear why so low in the ranking are Germany and why there is no Britain..
Syrian army advances on militants of the Islamic state (the Arabic name DAISH, the organization banned in Russia) in the area of the cemetery at the air base in Deir ez-Zor.