Last year we posted an article titled Top 10 Failed States (2011). The article highlighted Top 10 countries that were identified by Foreign Policy Magazine’s Fund for Peace index as failed states on the alert or worsening failed states. The list combined the two and examined countries that were in need of our attention.This year, we compare and contrast the list and see where there has been improvement. In many cases there were slight improvements. In others, things look bleak.
As the people in those countries live in constant fear and are highly concerned about their safety, travelers are strongly advised not to travel there for the time being. Let's review the most dangerous countries you definitely don't want to be visiting in 2012.
With Foreign Policy’s endorsement, the Fund for Peace prepares ranking of failed and failing states every year. The study examines at 12 indicators of instability, including demographic pressures. My list borrows information provided by Fund for Peace and uses research to assess current situations.