Arab Spring To BRIC Watershed: Countries Most Likely To Have Armed Riots
BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) are among the highest risk regions to have armed conflicts based on the third annual Conflict Intensity Index, an annual study evaluating the intensity of armed conflict across 197 nations, released by risk analysis companyMaplecroft.
On the country level, the study rates 12 countries as ‘extreme risk':
Libya and Syria, which are ranked joint 1st
At equal 8th are Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen
Region-wise, three years data from Maplecroft show MENA (Middle East and North Africa), Central Africa, Indian subcontinent most at risk. BRIC countries are also at ‘high’ and ‘extreme risk’ Nevertheless, significant opportunities could also exist for businesses, and investors, if those risks are properly managed.