Foreign Policy set itself the daunting task of trying to establish who were the world’s 500 most powerful people-the 0.000007%, as it put it. No surprises that the US dominated the rankings but what might disappoint is how few names there were from countries outside the G20 or similarly wealthy, powerful states such as Singapore and Nigeria. Bangladesh provides one name: Mahbub Hossain, executive director of Brac, the world’s largest non-governmental development organisation. But the only representative of a small state is The Gambia’s Fatou Bensouda, chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. She is also one of only 50 women in the list.