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International Political Instability

A confluence of national political turmoil.

Elections are held all the time around the world, yet in recent weeks we’ve see national governments fall. Great Britain, Italy and Israel all have governments now in transition to something new. Then there is Sri Lanka, where a popular uprising forced the president to flee the country and protesters then occupied the presidential palace.

There is a political unease around the globe, all of which does not bode well for stability across the board. Maybe it is business as usual, but it certainly doesn’t feel that way.
Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.