Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus
8-14 March 2020

Last week in Central Asia and the Caucasus, key developments include protests in Kazakhstan and Abkhazia, Georgia following the coronavirus outbreak; state interventions in International Women’s Day protests in Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan; and ongoing ceasefire violations between Azerbaijan and Armenia. In Afghanistan, Taliban attacks on Afghan security forces continued while new controversies arose concerning intra-Afghan…

Regional Overview: Middle East
8-14 March 2020

Last week in the Middle East, key developments include: continued fighting across most frontlines in Yemen; an escalation in Iraq following fatal rocket attacks against an Iraqi military base that hosts coalition forces; the maintenance of the Turkey-Syria ceasefire in northwestern Syria; and an overall decrease in demonstration events regionally due to fears of spreading…

Regional Overview: Africa
8-14 March 2020

Last week in Africa, Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok survived an assassination attempt in Sudan. Meanwhile, the Multinational Joint Task Force claimed a major success against Boko Haram in the Lake Chad area. The ongoing conflict in Libya substantially increased in violence, headlined by heavy artillery fire in the capital Tripoli. Meanwhile, lawyers and judges staged…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
8-14 March 2020

In Southeast Asia, key developments last week include: increased civilian fatalities from ongoing clashes in Myanmar; fighting between separatists and state forces in Indonesia; clashes between communist rebels and state forces in the Philippines; demonstrations over government policies related to coronavirus in Thailand; and demonstrations in several countries in the region commemorating International Women’s Day.…