Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Economist Releases New Index of Political Instability

The Economist Intelligence Unit, an affiliate of the Economist, has released its latest Political Instability Index. The index assesses 165 nations' likelihoods of experiencing political unrest.


Global economic conditions are making the world a less politically stable place. This time around, 95 countries are thought to be high-risk, compared to just 35 in 2007. And in the most vulnerable nations, a mix of poor government and a bad economy prove to be a volatile combination (e.g., Zimbabwe).

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