Regional Overview: South Asia
26 July-1 August 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: armed clashes between security forces and militant groups in Pakistan and India; targeted attacks on security forces in Bangladesh; election-related violence in Sri Lanka; and coronavirus-related violence in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal. In Pakistan, five security personnel and two civilians were killed in an armed clash with…

Regional Overview: East Asia
26 July-1 August 2020

Last week in East Asia, protest activity slightly decreased. In Hong Kong, the authorities cracked down on pro-democracy election hopefuls and pro-independence groups. In mainland China, thousands protested due to contaminated household water, prompting a police lockdown in a district of Hangzhou City. In South Korea, demonstrations focused on the enactment of an anti-discrimination law.…