Regional Overview: Central America and the Caribbean
14-20 June 2020

In Central America and the Caribbean, demonstrations remained high last week. In addition to demonstrations calling for the provision of state subsidies and the resumption of business activity, anti-government protests took place in Mexico and health workers protested for better working conditions around the region. Violence targeting civilians increased in the Northern Triangle in comparison…

Regional Overview: South America
14-20 June 2020

Last week in South America, key developments include: demonstrations over coronavirus-related issues across the region; political killings in Colombia and Paraguay; intensified indigenous militia activities in Chile; as well as continued armed clashes between criminal groups and state forces in Brazil. As coronavirus infections surpassed two million cases in Latin America, pandemic-related demonstrations were reported…

Regional Overview: Europe
14-20 June 2020

Protest activity remained at similarly low levels relative to prior weeks across the Balkans, Southeastern Europe, Russia, Ukraine, and Eastern Europe with the exception of a surge in protest activity in Belarus. Notable regional developments include an increase in protest activity in response to regime oppression and concerns about electoral legitimacy in Belarus ahead of…

Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus
14-20 June 2020

Last week in Central Asia and the Caucasus, a spike in deadly clashes between Afghan forces and the Taliban overshadowed the peace process, with civilians targeted amid the fighting. The number of coronavirus cases surged in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, resulting in new restrictions, while authorities violently enforced pandemic-related regulations in Uzbekistan. The first anniversary of…

Regional Overview: Middle East
14-20 June 2020

Last week in the Middle East, the number of political violence and demonstration events remained stable or decreased in most countries, with the exceptions of Yemen and Iraq. In Yemen, battles and explosions/remote violence events increased. In Iraq, the Turkish military launched Operation Claw-Eagle against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), leading to a major spike…

Regional Overview: Africa
14-20 June 2020

Last week in Africa, state forces clashed with separatists in the Casamance region of Senegal and the Anglophone regions of Cameroon, while large-scale intercommunal violence continued in the Pibor region of South Sudan. Ongoing communal tensions flared in the Pibor region of South Sudan. Bor Dinka fighters clashed with Murle fighters in the areas surrounding…

Regional Overview: South Asia
14-20 June 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: cross-border clashes between Indian and Chinese forces as well as Indian and Pakistani forces; fighting between security forces and domestic rebel groups in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K); targeted attacks by domestic rebel groups in Pakistan; and coronavirus-related violence across the region. In India, 20 Indian security personnel…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
14-20 June 2020

In Southeast Asia, key developments last week include: clashes between the military and Kachin rebels in Myanmar; renewed separatist violence in Thailand; deadly fighting between state forces and communist rebels in the Philippines; demonstrations in Indonesia in response to the sentencing of Papuan activists under treason laws; and a rare protest in Cambodia over the…