To determine the world's most dangerous countries we combined rankings provided by iJet and Control Risks, giving equal weight to each set of data. The two firms used crime rates, police protection, civil unrest, terrorism risk, kidnapping threat and geopolitical stability to develop their own rankings. Where there was a tie we assigned the higher spot to the nation with a more recent travel alert on the U.S. State Department's watch list . We eliminated any country that didn't appear on at least two of these three lists.
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The coalition government between dictator-president Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai formed in February 2009 doesn't seem to have stopped the fear of organized violence fuelled by political allegiances.
It's well known that countries like Iraq, Pakistan and Yemen, which also feature at the top of our list, are extremely dangerous to visit, yet Afghanistan is still teeming with foreigners, according to both iJet and Control Risks. And the numbers of people visiting the country each year have yet to fall.