Regional Overview: Europe
17-23 April 2021

Last week, in Russia, people staged mass demonstrations demanding access to medical aid for imprisoned de facto opposition leader Alexei Navalny. In Belarus, demonstrations were held against the regime of Alexander Lukashenko. In Northern Ireland, loyalist unrest continued with rioting and unannounced parades. In Portugal, thousands demonstrated against the proposed ban of a far-right political…

Regional Overview: South Asia
17-23 April 2021

Last week in South Asia, Taliban militants took responsibility for a suicide bombing attack in Balochistan province in Pakistan. An Islamist party continued to demonstrate against France over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad from November 2020, leading to clashes with the police. In India, Naxal-Maoists targeted civilians over their alleged cooperation with police and development…

Regional Overview: Africa
17-23 April 2021

Last week in Africa, Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno was killed on the battlefield by rebel fighters, prompting a military takeover of the government; international forces maintained a prominent role in combatting entrenched Islamist and domestic militant insurgencies across the Sahel and central Africa; and dozens of fatalities were reported during ongoing intercommunal violence in…

Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
17-23 April 2021

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, there continued to be a high level of demonstrations. In Nicaragua, police attacked and arrested members of the opposition amid protests to commemorate the third anniversary of the 2018 anti-government uprising. In Honduras, taxi and bus drivers protested, demanding subsidies and lower gasoline prices to cope…