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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
12-18 November 2022

24 November 2022

Last week in the Middle East, a drone attack attributed to Iran in the Gulf of Oman and a Houthi missile launched into the Red Sea posed threats to the freedom of navigation around the Arabian Peninsula. In Yemen, armed clashes increased significantly, despite overall political violence levels that remained similar to the week prior.…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
5-11 November 2022

17 November 2022

Last week in the Middle East, Houthi forces conducted a new drone strike on a port harboring an oil tanker in southern Yemen, amid an overall decrease in political violence levels across the country. In Syria, Russian airstrikes and regime shelling killed nine displaced civilians in Idleb province. In Iraq, suspected pro-Iran militants killed an…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
29 October-4 November 2022

10 November 2022

Last week in the Middle East, political violence reached its highest levels in Yemen since the end of the UN-mediated truce on 2 October. In Syria, local gunmen clashed with Islamic State (IS) militants in Dara city, while state forces conducted large-scale counter-IS operations in Iraq. In Iran, police forces used lethal force to disperse…

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