World Politics 2010: Countries with the Highest and Lowest Political Risk
CountryWatch Political Risk Index
According to its website, CountryWatch is an information bureau that provides intelligence data to corporations, government agencies, universities, schools, libraries and individuals who need up-to-date information on each of the recognized countries around the world.
One of the pieces of data CountryWatch monitors and reports is the political risk index associated with the various countries it tracks. The Index is calculated by the Editor-in-Chief of CountryWatch and scaled from 0-10 with 0 posing the greatest political risk and 10 the least risk.
Countries with the Lowest Political Risk as April 2010
According to the CountryWatch political risk index, 23 nations around the world scored nine on the index and could be considered the countries with the lowest political risk as of April 2010. Those countries included:
- The Netherlands
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
- United States
Countries with the Highest Political Risk as of April 2010
According to the CountryWatch political risk index, the countries around the world with the highest political risk (i.e. least political stability) included:
- North Korea
- Congo, DRC
- Myanmar (Burma)