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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
22-28 October 2022

3 November 2022

Last week in the Middle East, levels of political violence declined significantly in Yemen, despite increased Houthi drone activity across the country. In Syria, Israeli airstrikes targeted regime forces and pro-Iran and Hezbollah militia positions in Rural Damascus. In Iraq, parliament approved the formation of Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani’s new government, triggering demonstrations. In…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
15-21 October 2022

27 October 2022

Last week in the Middle East, Internationally Recognized Government (IRG) forces intercepted Houthi drones traveling toward an oil tanker off the coast of Hadramawt governorate in Yemen, as efforts to negotiate a new truce agreement continued. In Syria, rebel and Islamist factions continued to clash in Aleppo province. In Iraq, fighting between Turkish forces and…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
8-14 October 2022

20 October 2022

Last week in the Middle East, Yemen continued to witness low levels of political violence for the second consecutive week, despite the failure to renew the UN-mediated truce that expired on 2 October. In Syria, rebel and Islamist factions clashed in Aleppo province. In Iraq, parliament elected a new prime minister and president amid increased…

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