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Regional Overviews Archive

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

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Regional Overview – Middle East 13 November 2018

13 November 2018

In the Middle East region last week, there was a general rise in reported fatalities, possibly related to the renewal or continuation of offensives in Syria and Yemen. At the same time, general demonstrations have continued to drop, with the exception of Bahrain where the life sentencing of opposition leaders, among other things, have fueled…

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Regional Overview – Middle East 6 November 2018

6 November 2018

Last week in the Middle East region, overall trends in armed violence and demonstrations continued at a similar or reduced rate. In Gaza, diplomatic efforts to curb violence appear to be working, while in Iran and Bahrain demonstrations continued due to a lack of change. In Iraq, armed attacks on civilians rose as Shiite pilgrims…

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Regional Overview – Middle East 30 October 2018

30 October 2018

Throughout the Middle East region last week, there was a downward trend in instances of both armed conflict and demonstrations – with the exception of Israel/Palestine, where there was a significant increase in cross-border violence. In Lebanon, Jordan, and Iran, isolated events occurred which may lead to further violence, while in Iraq and Turkey, armed…

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