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The most dangerous countries to live in: Russia side by side with Nigeria

Syria has been ranked as the most dangerous country in the world by the International Institute for Economics and Peace.

To determine the level of the countries’ peacefulness, the International Institute for Economics and Peace evaluated the countries based on twenty-three criteria. Some of them are: weapon availability, number of crimes and external conflicts, etc. The top list of the most dangerous and safest countries has been made as a result of the research.

The most dangerous countries to live in: Russia side by side with Nigeria

The most dangerous countries

1. Syria

The ongoing Syrian Civil war started in 2011. The conflict gets more complicated due to the activities of multiple terror groups. “Islamic State” movement is the biggest of them. It occupies half of the Syrian territory.

2. Iraq

The Iraq War along with a number of radical groups has affected the country for many years. Radical groups have occupied almost 40% of the country.

3. Afghanistan

Afghanistan is among the top three most dangerous countries in the world. Terror organisations riot in the country. The most notorious of them is Taliban which fights against the state army.

The most dangerous countries to live in: Russia side by side with Nigeria

South Sudan, Central African Republic, Somalia, Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Pakistan and North Korea are next on the list.

Interestingly enough, Russia was ranked as the 11th on the list. Neither Yemen, nor Libya took this place. According to the experts, Russia is more dangerous than the Ukraine despite the conflicts on the south-eastern part of the country and the unstable situation in other parts of the country. Russia is presented as more dangerous than Yemen where there is a civic war going on coupled with the Saudi bombardment or engulfed in flames Libya.

Nigeria, the Ukraine, Libya, Israel and Yemen are coming after Russia on the list.

Although there are no significant political conflicts in Russia, it was positioned close to the countries such as Nigeria and South Korea. This allows us to doubt the credibility of the research.

As for other Muslim countries, Lebanon took the 18th place, Islamic State of Iran – 25th place, Egypt – 26th  place, Turkey – 28th place, Azerbaijan – 31st place, Kirghizstan – 42nd and Uzbekistan – 50th place.

The most dangerous countries to live in: Russia side by side with Nigeria

The safest countries

Iceland was found as the safest country in the world. The country does not have own armed forces. Iceland was followed by Denmark and Austria.

As for the safest Muslim countries, Malaysia, Qatar, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates were listed on the 28th, 30th, 33rd and 49th places accordingly.

Almir Khabibullin