Pakistan in the ‘extreme risk’ category on the Conflict Risk Index

Pakistan shares the first position on the Conflict Risk Index, joining alongside are Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, Cote d’Ivoire, Iraq and South Sudan.

According to the third annual Conflict Intensity Index, released by risk analysis and mapping company Maplecroft, rates 12 countries at ‘extreme risk.’ The popular uprisings of the Arab Spring have propelled Egypt, Libya and Syria into the most severe risk category of an annual study evaluating the intensity of armed conflict across 197 nations, while economic giant India is also rated at ‘extreme risk.’

The index has been developed by Maplecroft as a tool for multinational corporations to assess ongoing trends for conflict and potential risks to operations or investments. It looks at the broad range of conflicts – not only those that take place between two states, but also those within countries between state security forces and rebel militias, or between different ethnic and religious communities. The index is primarily calculated using the number of fatalities caused by conflict in each country between October 2010 and August 2011. However, it also considers critical precursors to conflict, such as threats of violence and economic sanctions.

    • Dusty K.
    • October 24th, 2011

    I believe this is only the beginning of the spread. As more governments are toppled, more coups will occur and will lead to the spread of MB control throughout the region, Northern Africa, Middle East and more. Tunisia and Libya already announcing the establishment of new constitutions will be based on Sharia’h which did not sound like the goal of many of the original protesters.

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