February 5, 2014

As World Revolts, Great Powers Watch

John Lloyd, Reuters

The Associated Press

Intensifying internal conflict, destabilizing for governance, is underway in varying degrees for many countries including Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, South Sudan, Syria, Thailand and Ukraine. Syria’s conflict is the most brutal with 125,000 dead and 6 million people dislocated amid the use of torture and chemical weapons. The struggle emerges when political factions, in the minority or majority, prefer endless battle over compromise. Insecure political leaders resist any form of protest or criticism. Civilians suffer the most from such conflicts, but hope for intervention from the international community and the United Nations is dwindling. “This is the emerging shape of the present world, which, sooner or later, will be settled by superior force – as was the civil war...

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TAGGED: Ukraine, Syria, Globalization

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