Civil wars in Libya and Syria are also rated as “critical” conflicts, as is the war against the so-called Islamic State in Iraq.
Tensions in the East China Sea and territorial disputes in the South China Sea, as Asian superpower China flexes its muscles to take control of the area, are also branded “critical” conflicts.
Tensions in the Middle East have been taken into account as “significant” conflicts in Yemen and Lebanon get a special mention.
In Lebanon, sectarian conflicts involving Hezbollah, a political and military organisation which has been involved in terrorist attacks, have dogged politics for years.
In recent weeks the Lebanese prime minister fled to Saudi Arabia, where he resigned in a strongly-worded speech in which he accused Hezbollah, backed by Iran, of destabilising his country.