#122 - Ten conflicts to watch in 2022 | Curio

#122 - Ten conflicts to watch in 2022

33 mins | Jan 12, 2022

Today's episode from 12th January 2022. The number of major wars has declined from a recent peak and battle deaths are down, but the positives stand weak as regional wars continue to rage as great-power confrontations loom, from Ukraine to Taiwan. In today's episode we're bringing you the 10 conflicts you need to be aware of in 2022. For Foreign Policy, Comfort Ero, the president and CEO of the International Crisis Group, and Richard Atwood the executive vice president of the group examine the conflicts that we should all be keeping an eye on in the coming year and reveals how they could all easily get worse.

 “As for COVID-19, the pandemic has exacerbated the world’s worst humanitarian disasters and propelled the impoverishment, rising living costs, inequality, and joblessness that fuel popular anger. It had a hand this past year in a power grab in Tunisia, Sudan’s coup, and protests in Colombia. The economic hurt COVID-19 is unleashing could strain some countries to a breaking point. Although it’s a leap from discontent to protest, from protest to crisis, and from crisis to conflict, the pandemic’s worst symptoms may yet lie ahead.” Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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