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Inflation and War Are Stoking Civil Unrest Across Globe, Research Shows

Both developed and emerging economies are taking a hit, with the war in Ukraine, rising food, and energy prices fueling greater risk

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The risk of civil unrest has spiked across the globe as developed nations and emerging markets alike grapple with spiraling inflation and upheaval exacerbated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, according to a report

Of 198 countries tracked in the Civil Unrest Index, 101 showed mounting risk in the third quarter of 2022, according to research collected by intelligence firm Verisk Maplecroft. That’s the biggest increase since the ranking was developed in 2016, it showed.