Checkmate or stalemate: The global standoff between world leaders and citizens – KCS Europe

Published on Wed, 13/12/2023 - 14:29

Some analysts are questioning whether businesses should expect civil unrest on a global scale, which could significantly impact market stability and operational continuity.

This is the topic of a new article published by intelligence and geopolitical risk advisory firm KCS Europe, assessing the “social discord” emerging between politicians and populations, around the world.

“China’s central government is faced with concerns from economic slowdown to public dissent as a result of strict policies, which might well signify a growing divide between the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its people.

“The Russian people are trying to come to terms with the repercussions of its government’s military campaign in Ukraine which caused international disapproval. Many Ukrainians have been forced to abandon their homes as a result of the conflict and turmoil,” says the article’s introduction.

“The people of Iran are protesting against economic hardships and suffocating social policies, while pushing for freedom and government accountability. In Israel and Palestine, the conflict has resulted in unrest and instability as both peoples grapple with life in a warzone.

“The regime and people of North Korea are subject to severe constraints as a consequence of its isolation, the full extent of which remains unverified due to the country’s restricted access and nature.

“Together, these cases reveal a tapestry of global discontent, indicating a pivotal phase in international human relations that challenges the fabric of governance itself,” the analysis continues.


To read the article from KCS Europe in full, please click here.