This is a paid report sadly. There is no way KSA is above France or the US or Germany. These nations are developed, have big economies with little to no dependence on just oil and these three nations produce and manufacture defense equipment that KSA and other nations buy. One can't be a top 5th power when 100% of their air force is foreign made. Tomorrow, if the US, UK or France put sanctions on KSA, how long will the -15's and EFT's, etc, going to fly on their own? To be in top 10 powers, you MUST have a diversified economy and over 75% of the defense equipment locally manufactured. Just using common sense.The Seven Great Powers
To kick off 2015, we present our take on who the real “G-7” countries are: the world’s seven great powers, ranked by their ability to shape both their immediate environments and the broader world.