Home News Putin second to 'Nobody' on world's most powerful list - thinktank

Putin second to ‘Nobody’ on world’s most powerful list – thinktank

Russian President Vladimir Putin. (RIA Novosti / Sergey Guneev)
Russian President Vladimir Putin. (RIA Novosti / Sergey Guneev)

International political thinktank Eurasia Group has ranked Russian President Vladimir Putin second on its list of the world’s most powerful people. The first position is held by ‘Nobody,’ reflecting the perception of a world without a clear leader.

The list, published by Foreign Policy magazine, ranks individuals’ ability to singlehandedly “bring about change that significantly affects the lives and fortunes of large numbers of people.”

Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer explained that he left the fist position empty because the modern world has no clear leader, and those in power are focused on domestic or regional issues rather than global challenges.

1. Nobody
2. Vladimir Putin
3. Ben Bernanke
4. Angela Merkel
5. Barack Obama
6. Mario Draghi
7. Xi Jinping
8 (tie). Ayatollah Khamenei
8 (tie). Christine Lagarde
10. King Abdullah Bin Abd al-Aziz

Putin’s second-place rank is due to “Russia’s personalized system,” and the influence the country wields in regional affairs.

Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke holds the third position because of the number of levers he can pull to influence the US economy, and by extension the global economy.

Other individuals mentioned are German Chancellor Angela Merkel, for policies that are “the glue that binds Europe,” US President Barack Obama, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi and China’s new leader Xi Jinping.

Tied for 8th place are Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde.

The ailing ruler of Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah Bin Abd al-Aziz, rounded the list for his ability to determine the succession of leadership in the hydrocarbon powerhouse.

Must Read

“INVISIBLE TANGO”

By Lisa Lyons Ah, sweet mystery of life, at last, I've found you...in the form of an unassuming...

HALSTON

“Halston" captures the epic sweep of the life and times of legendary designer Roy Halston Frowick, the man who wanted to “dress all...

ADULT MOSQUITO CONTROL APPLICATIONS PLANNED FOR PALM SPRINGS

INDIO, CA, May 21, 2019: In an effort to lower the number of mosquitoes and reduce the risk of disease transmission to...

DESERT ROSE PLAYHOUSE OF RANCHO MIRAGE, CA SCORES IN “PAGEANT”, THE MUSICAL

The Desert Rose Playhouse located in Rancho Mirage, Ca is the only theatre venue dedicated to serving the LGBTQ community of the Coachella Valley...

PALM CANYON THEATRE PRESENTS THE MUSICAL “BIG RIVER”

America’s most famous and favorite humorist of the late 19th century and early 20th century was renaissance man Samuel L. Clemens, who authored his...
%d bloggers like this: