The violence of 2013 shows little sign of slowing in 2014. From the Central African Republic to Syria and Lebanon, from Sudan to Sochi, at least 10 areas around the world could explode. The major stressors are fueled by a variety of strained situations: organized crime and factious rule, tensions between broken centralized governments without sound alternatives, poverty and inequality, and instabilities caused by community uprising and border movement. The biggest takeaway is that deadly uprisings are almost never sudden or surprising — their “long roots” have had plenty of time to grow.
Source: Foreign Policy