Somalia has the unfortunate distinction of being the country at the highest risk for a terrorist attack, according to a newly published report.
Published by the British risk advisory firm Maplecroft, the 2010 Global Terrorism Risk Index examined terrorist threats in 196 countries in terms of frequency and intensity from June 2009 through June 2010. The study is just one of 41 different components to be included in the group's Political Risk Atlas 2011, set to be published in December.
The U.S. ranked 33rd in the list, making it a "medium risk" nation. Coming in at No. 67 and 70, Canada and Germany are respectively deemed to have a "low risk." While none of the major Western countries fell into the "extreme risk" category, Greece had the greatest negative shift overall, falling from No. 57 to No. 24, outpacing Spain as the highest risk European nation.
View more information about the report here.
See photos of the 10 countries with the highest "extreme risk" of a terrorist attack here: