Report shows that violent protests and political upheavals are the 'new normal'

www.asianews.it | 1/16/2020 | Staff
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Singapore (AsiaNews) – The violent protests and political upheavals of 2019 that challenged governments in places like Hong Kong and Chile are bound to be the “new normal,” this according to a report released yesterday by Verisk Maplecroft.

The study by the UK-based global risk and strategic consulting firm predicts “continued turmoil in 2020” as governments around the world continue to be surprised by protests and are ill-prepared to address the underlying social grievances that spark them.

Miha - Hribernik - Head - Asia - Risk

“We all need to buckle up for 2020,” said Miha Hribernik, head of Asia risk insight for Verisk Maplecroft, speaking to Bloomberg. “The rage that caught many governments off-guard last year isn’t going anywhere and we’d all better adapt.”

Titled Political Risk Outlook 2020, the report notes that unpreparedness has led several...
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