Iraq: Political stability index (-2.5 weak; 2.5 strong): For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for Iraq from 1996 to 2016. The average value for Iraq during that period was -2.24 points with a minumum of -3.18 points in 2004 and a maximum of -1.53 points in 1998. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
Definition: The index of Political Stability and Absence of Violence/Terrorism measures perceptions of the likelihood that the government will be destabilized or overthrown by unconstitutional or violent means, including politically-motivated violence and terrorism. The index is an average of several other indexes from the Economist Intelligence Unit, the World Economic Forum, and the Political Risk Services, among others.