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Today, global risk analysis company Verisk Maplecroft releasedthe results of its latest Civil Unrest Index Projections. Theoutlook is not optimistic.

The firm identifies 37 countries that it expects to face majorspikes in unrest during the second half of this year. Drivers ofthis dissension include the growing numbers of unemployed,underpaid, and underfed citizens in these jurisdictions. Covid-19 has routed economies around the world,and Verisk Maplecroft expects the slow and painful recovery toinflame the public's anger with their governments. This poses "arisk to domestic stability with few parallels in recent decades,"the firm warns.

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