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Why are wars getting longer?

The outbreak of violence in Sudan isn’t an anomaly; the world's civil wars are growing longer and deadlier. Robert Guest, The Economist’s deputy editor, explains why.

00:00 - Civil wars are getting longer
00:58 - Complexity
02:14 - Criminality
03:12 - Climate change
04:52 - The road to peace?

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