Regional Overview – Europe 2 October 2019

Last week, climate change protests continued throughout the Balkans, Southeastern and Eastern Europe and Russia. In Kosovo, the election campaign period kicked off, with, in particular, the Kosovo-Serb region at risk of disorder. In Bulgaria, North Macedonia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, journalists protested for free journalism. In Greece, the new government faced its first large protests against…

Regional Overview – Asia 2 October 2019

Last week, in South and Southeast Asia, key trends include: election-related violence in Afghanistan; an increase in militant violence in Pakistan and India’s Jammu and Kashmir state; deadly demonstrations in Indonesia; attacks on opposition activists in Cambodia; and anti-government demonstrations in Nepal. Over the last week, violent events rose significantly in Afghanistan, particularly on Election…

Regional Overview – Africa 2 October 2019

During the past week in Africa, key developments include Islamist violence in Sahel region, mass detentions of anti-regime protesters in Egypt and the ongoing battle for Tripoli in Libya. Attacks targeting civilians in Burkina Faso were concentrated in Centre-Nord region where Jama’ah Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin (JNIM) remains active. On September 28, suspected JNIM militants attacked…

Regional Overview – Europe 25 September 2019

Last week, protests on climate change were held throughout the Balkans, Southeastern and Eastern Europe and Russia. In Albania, the opposition announced a pause in their anti-government protests. In Russia, protests on local election interference continued at lower levels compared to August. In Ukraine, anti-Russian demonstrations and violence increased. Fighting in the Donbass region of…