RANKED: The 25 most powerful nations on earth

The US remains the world's most powerful country while others have seen their positions fall amid rising instability according to this year's global power rankings.

The rankings, published by US News and World Report, look at how the influence of a nation, as well as its political, economic, and military power.

They come as part of the media organization's annual "Best Countries" study, which evaluated 80 countries based on responses from 21,000 people.

Scroll down to see the 25 most powerful nations, according to this year's rankings

Top 25 most powerful countries in the world
1. United States

2. Russia

3. China

4. Germany

5. United Kingdom

6. France

7. Japan

8. Israel

9. Saudi Arab

10. United Arab Emirates

11. South Korea

12. Canada

13. Iran

14. Turkey

15. India

16. Australia

17. Switzerland

18. Italy

19. Sweden

20. Qatar

21. Netherlands

22. Pakistan

23. Spain

24. Singapore

25. Egypt

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