Inching Towards Instability: Anti-Putin Demonstrations Sweep Russia

On 17 January 2021, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was arrested, sparking a wave of demonstrations in opposition to President Vladimir Putin. ACLED Europe Research Manager Franklin Holcomb, Europe Assistant Research Manager Olha Polishchuk, Europe Researcher Aidar Dossymov, and Research Analyst Adam Miller map the spike in unrest. © 2021 Armed Conflict Location & Event…

Regional Overview: Europe
23-29 January 2021

Last week, demonstration activity surged in Europe, particularly in Russia, Belarus, Poland, and the Netherlands. In Russia, widespread demonstrations in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny and against the regime of Vladimir Putin swept the country; solidarity protests were also recorded across the region more widely. Meanwhile in Poland, thousands demonstrated against the government’s…

Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
23-29 January 2021

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, demonstrations continued at high levels. In Haiti, demonstrations against President Jovenel Moise persisted a week ahead of the end of the president’s constitutional mandate. Meanwhile in Mexico, 19 Central American migrants were killed allegedly by the Cartel del Noroeste in the state of Tamaulipas. In Cuba,…