Global Risk Is Increasing carried a popular article at the end of 2020 claiming that social unrest is the new norm. There’s an article referenced from earlier in the year from the CSIS that is super interesting.

The root causes it lays out are:

  1. Global ICT (Information Communication Technologies)
  2. Global youth unemployment and underemployment
  3. Perceptions of inequality and corruption
  4. Environmental stress and climate change
  5. Global literacy and education
  6. Cities and urbanization

I strongly suggest you download the full free report.