Regional Overview: South America
29 March-4 April 2020

Last week in South America, key developments include: a decrease in the number of demonstrations in most countries; political killings in Colombia; attacks on opposition supporters in Venezuela; protests both for and against quarantine measures in Brazil, as well as continued armed clashes between criminal groups and state forces; and steps taken by indigenous groups in Suriname and French Guiana to lockdown their communities to avoid the spread of the coronavirus.…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
29 March-4 April 2020

In Southeast Asia, key developments last week include: civilian deaths amid fighting in Rakhine state as the Myanmar military rejected calls for a ceasefire; an announcement by separatists in Thailand of a de facto ceasefire; an attack on civilians by separatists in Indonesia; ongoing clashes between state forces and communist rebels in the Philippines; and increased political violence stemming from coronavirus-related fears and demonstrations across the region arising from the impact of government and employee decisions related to coronavirus.…

Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus
29 March-4 April 2020

Last week in Central Asia, prisoner exchange negotiations continued between the Taliban and the government in Afghanistan, as state forces arrested the leader of the country’s Islamic State affiliate. In Kyrgyzstan, measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus triggered protests, while the pandemic led to rising food prices in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, fueling unrest.…