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Our weekly analysis briefs break down the latest data on political violence and protest trends, highlighting potential early warning signs for closer monitoring.

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Regional Overview: Middle East
18-24 June 2022

30 June 2022

Last week in the Middle East, overall political violence levels remained stable in Yemen despite increased instability in the south of the country. In Syria, clashes broke out between Islamist factions in rebel-held areas in Aleppo. In Iraq, clashes between tribal militias increased. In Turkey, at least five Turkish soldiers and four Kurdistan Workers Party…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
11-17 June 2022

23 June 2022

Last week in the Middle East, political violence decreased in Yemen after it reached its highest levels since the start of the UN-mediated truce the week prior. In Iraq, state forces increased counter-Islamic State (IS) activity. In Syria, IS resumed its targeting of regime forces in the Syrian desert. In Palestine, four clashes were recorded…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
4-10 June 2022

16 June 2022

Last week in the Middle East, political violence increased in Yemen during the first week of the UN-mediated truce extension. In Syria, Israeli airstrikes put Damascus International Airport out of service. In Iraq, the caretaker government passed a new food security law to address high food prices. In Palestine, six clashes were recorded between Israeli…

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