Regional Overview: South America
3-9 May 2020

Last week in South America, key developments include: protests led by health workers around the region; a failed coup plot in Venezuela; intensified indigenous militia activities in Chile; insurgent activity in Paraguay; increased political tensions in Guyana as a ballot recount begins; and demonstrations against quarantine measures and in support of President Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil, as well as continued armed clashes between criminal groups and state forces.…

Regional Overview: Africa
3-9 May 2020

Last week in Africa, demonstration activity rose to its highest levels since mid-March amid an easing of coronavirus restrictions in some countries; escalating inter-jihadi conflict in the Sahel became further entrenched; and overtures of peace were made in one of the most violent insurgencies in the Democratic Republic of Congo.…

Regional Overview: Middle East
3-9 May 2020

Political violence and demonstrations decreased across the Middle East last week. Though demonstrations increased in Iraq and Iran, the uptick was not enough to offset the overall downward trend. Meanwhile, Islamic State (IS) attacks in Iraq and Syria continued to rise, indicating that instability and anti-coronavirus measures in both countries are likely allowing the group to consolidate resources and prepare for new offensives.…