Regional Overview – Africa 12 March 2018

Political violence and protest events in Africa over the week of 4 March were defined by a number of trends: First, battles involving Boko Haram were less pronounced while violence against civilians continued; multiple forms of violence were present in Sudan and South Sudan and the Somali government deployed extra soldiers to fight Al Shabaab…

Regional Overview – Asia 12 March 2018

Rising numbers of political violence and protest events as well as fatalities were reported in South and Southeast Asian countries over the course of the last week compared to the previous week. In Sri Lanka, anti-Muslim riots broke out in Kandy district following renewed tension between the Buddhist Sinhalese majority and the Muslim minority in…

Regional Overview – Middle East 12 March 2018

A number of novel protest dynamics were reported in countries across the Middle East last week, while offensives in Syria and Yemen continue to result in advances for government and regional forces in different areas. In Iran, security forces clashed with farmers from the eastern villages of Isfahan province protesting the government’s perceived failure to…