Regional Overview: East Asia
13-19 September 2020

Last week, demonstration activity slightly increased across East Asia. China implemented tougher crackdown measures on school boycotts in Inner Mongolia and other regions. Meanwhile, in Mongolia, there were protests opposing the Chinese Foreign Minister’s visit to Ulaanbaatar. There was a decline in protests in Hong Kong, with the majority of events focused on coronavirus-related issues.…

Regional Overview: South Asia
13-19 September 2020

Pakistan and India, continuing cross-border clashes between Pakistan and India, and internal Maoist correspondence revealing the effectiveness of security measures against them during the coronavirus pandemic. In Pakistan, violence continued between suspected Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants and security forces in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Three militants and two soldiers were reportedly killed during separate armed clashes…

Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
13-19 September 2020

Last week, demonstrations remained high in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Despite the sharp decrease in coronavirus-related demonstrations in the region in recent weeks, in Saint-Martin and Sint-Maarten, demonstrators from both sides of the islands called for the reopening of the border. In Haiti, the arrest of a police officer continued to trigger unrest…

Regional Overview: South America
13-19 September 2020

Last week in South America, demonstrations over coronavirus-related issues increased across the region. Political killings continued to be reported in Colombia, as well as an increase in political tensions in Bolivia over the upcoming presidential elections. In Chile, indigenous militia activities remained high, while in Brazil, armed clashes continued to take place between criminal groups…

Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus
13-19 September 2020

Last week in Central Asia and the Caucasus, key developments included ongoing violence in Afghanistan affecting civilians as peace talks continue in Qatar. In Kazakhstan, protests took place in different cities, against political repression and increasing Chinese investments in the country. In Kyrgyzstan and Georgia, approaching parliamentary elections resulted in violence involving political parties and…

Regional Overview: Africa
13-19 September 2020

Last week in Africa, the Libyan National Army targeted Islamic State militants in Sabha; Al Shabaab militants killed a minister with the Hirshabelle regional government in Somalia; and election-related violence was reported in Uganda, Nigeria, Liberia, and the Ivory Coast. In Libya, Libyan National Army (LNA) forces killed multiple Islamic State (IS) militants, including foreign…