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Violent disorder is on the rise. Is inequality to blame? 

Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) fighters ride in a tank near the Iraqi-Syrian border in al-Qaim, Iraq.

Evidence shows that armed civil conflict is being controlled by the wealthy for their own ends. Image: Reuters/Alaa al-Marjani

Robert Muggah
Co-founder, SecDev Group and Co-founder, Igarapé Institute
Clionadh Raleigh
Professor of Political Geography and Conflict, University of Sussex
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Police officers and army soldiers secure an area after gang violence in San Salvador, February 2018. Image: Reuters/Jose Cabezas
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