Regional Overview: South Asia
27 September-3 October 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: clashes between militants and security forces in India and Pakistan; continuing cross-border clashes between India and Pakistan; Maoist internal conflicts regarding civilian killings in India; demonstrations against sexual violence in India and Bangladesh; and demonstrations against three agriculture reform bills in India. Active militant groups in Pakistan…

Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
27 September-3 October 2020

Last week in the Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean region, demonstrations against tax reforms soared in Costa Rica, as the government negotiated a financial aid package with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In Mexico, women demonstrated across the country on the International Safe Abortion Day, calling for the legalization of abortion. Teachers in Mexico continued…

Regional Overview: United States
27 September-3 October 2020

Demonstrations declined in the United States last week compared to the week prior. Demonstrations associated with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement continued, but decreased by more than half relative to the previous week. Violent demonstrations were reported in Oregon, Washington, and Kentucky. Confrontations between pro-Trump and BLM supporters were reported in Oregon. Similar to…