from Strat Risks: Over the last six months, levels of conflict and political violence
have jumped significantly in 48 countries as a consequence of popular
revolutions and regime change, a study released reveals.
In its latest conflict and political violence index, global risk
analytics company Maplecroft analyzed 197 nations, placing the most
risky at the top of the list. These countries include resource-rich
Central African Republic (ranked 2nd most at risk), South Sudan (4th),
Somalia (6th), DR Congo (7th), and Libya (8th), all of which saw
significant increases in risk. Syria, considered the most risky place,
retained its status, while Iraq (3rd), Afghanistan (5th), Sudan (9th),
and Pakistan (10th) filed the bottom ten countries in the category.