Middle East
Regional Overviews (Archive)

Our monthly analysis briefs break down the latest data on political violence and protest trends, highlighting potential early warning signs for closer monitoring. This archive contains historical releases, including weekly overviews from before 2023.

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Regional Overview – Middle East 17 September 2018

18 September 2018

Iraqi Kurdistan and adjacent Kurdish regions were the site of increased activity last week as both Iran and Turkey continued to attack alleged enclaves of Kurdish rebels in the governorates of Erbil and Dahuk. In both Iraq and Iran, demonstrations were held by Kurds against these and other actions. Meanwhile, unrelated demonstrations continued throughout the…

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Regional Overview – Middle East 10 September 2018

11 September 2018

General unrest and demonstrations increased last week throughout the Middle East region as a result of ongoing economic and security issues. This includes in Yemen as well, where armed conflict continues following failed peace talks. The Hamas-Israeli ceasefire has also seemingly failed, with airstrikes occurring once again along the Gaza border. Meanwhile, in Syria, the…

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Regional Overview – Asia 10 September 2018

11 September 2018

Levels of political violence and protests decreased across South and Southeast Asia last week compared to the previous week. Political violence dropped by over 42%, while the number of riots and protests decreased by 25%. In Afghanistan, the recent death of Haqqani Network (HN) founder Jalaluddin Haqqani, as reported on 4 September, did not appear…

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