Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
7-13 June 2020

In Southeast Asia, key developments last week include: ongoing fighting in Myanmar; growing demonstrations over the anti-terrorism bill in the Philippines; increased protests in Thailand over the abduction of an exiled activist; demonstrations in Indonesia ahead of a verdict for detained Papuan activists; and coronavirus-related disorder in several countries. In Myanmar, fighting continued between the…

Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus
7-13 June 2020

Last week in Central Asia and the Caucasus, considerable progress was made in intra-Afghan peace talks, despite ongoing clashes between the Taliban and government forces. In Kazakhstan, women protested against insufficient financial assistance while ongoing political oppression sparked further demonstrations. Another weekend coronavirus curfew prompted unrest in Azerbaijan, and ceasefire violations on the Armenia-Azerbaijan-Artsakh Lines…

Regional Overview: Europe
7-13 June 2020

Demonstration activity last week remained at similarly low levels relative to weeks prior across the Balkans, Southeastern Europe, Russia, Ukraine, and Eastern Europe. Notable regional developments included marches in solidarity with the American Black Lives Matter movement, coronavirus-related demonstrations, and protests ahead of pivotal upcoming national votes in Russia and Belarus.  Protests against racism and…

Regional Overview: South America
7-13 June 2020

Last week in South America, key developments include: demonstrations over coronavirus-related issues across the region; demonstrations against government policies in Argentina and Chile; political killings in Colombia and Paraguay; and protests against racism and police brutality in Brazil, as well as continued armed clashes between criminal groups and state forces. Pandemic-related demonstrations were reported around…

Regional Overview: Central America and the Caribbean
7-13 June 2020

Last week, a significant number of demonstrations were reported across Central America and the Caribbean, despite a decrease in coronavirus-related mobilization. Solidarity protests with the US Black Lives Matter movement as well as demonstrations against police abuse took over the agenda, amidst rallies linked to other socioeconomic issues. The number of battles remained steady across…

Regional Overview: Africa
7-13 June 2020

In Africa last week, suspected Katiba Macina militants carried out the first jihadi attack in Ivory Coast since 2016; residents of Tripoli continued to face the threat of landmines in Libya; and Boko Haram launched multiple large-scale attacks on civilian populations in northeast Nigeria. In Libya, multiple landmine explosions were reported in the capital Tripoli.…