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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.
5 June 2018
This past week was marked by major protests in Jordan and a rise in remote violence between Israel and Gaza. A drop in political violence has been recorded in Iraq following the arrest of senior Islamic State (IS) figures over the past few weeks. Meanwhile, in Yemen intense clashes were reported on the front-lines, while…Read More
29 May 2018
Violence between state forces and militant groups increased last week in both Turkey and Iraq, some of which can be attributed to the month of Ramadan. In Iran, wide-scale economic protests continued, mostly led by labour groups. In Syria, Islamic State (IS) militants evacuated from the areas south of Damascus, and regime forces prepared for…Read More
22 May 2018
Significant demonstrations were reported across a number of Middle Eastern countries last week, including in Iraq following its elections; in Palestine, especially in Gaza, over the US embassy move to Jerusalem; in Israel, Jordan, and Turkey, in response to the recent use of force against demonstrators in Gaza; and in Iran, where economic issues continue…Read More