Regional Overviews

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: United States and Canada
10-16 September 2022

22 September 2022

Last week in the United States and Canada, demonstration activity decreased slightly in the United States and declined significantly in Canada. Labor demonstrations continued to make up the largest share of events in both countries, though they declined substantially following a spike around Labor Day the week prior. In the United States, ‘pro-choice’ demonstrations remained…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
10-16 September 2022

22 September 2022

Last week in the Middle East, political violence reached some of its highest levels in Yemen since the start of the UN-mediated truce in April 2022, as UAE-backed forces continue their operations in the south of the country. In Syria, the Islamic State (IS) increased attacks against regime forces, pro-regime and pro-Iran militias, and Syrian…

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Regional Overview: South America
10-16 September 2022

22 September 2022

Last week in South America, violence erupted during demonstrations in Chile marking the 49th anniversary of the 1973 coup d’état on 11 September. In Brazil, acts of violence targeting Indigenous people occurred in Bahia and Mato Grosso do Sul states, fueling protests throughout the country. Additionally, drug trafficking disputes drove violent attacks against civilians in…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
10-16 September 2022

22 September 2022

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, civilians bore the burden of ongoing gang violence in Mexico, Haiti, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago. In Mexico, gang attacks across Guanajuato state left at least 28 civilians dead in less than 24 hours, while members of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) clashed with the…

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Regional Overview: South Asia and Afghanistan
10-16 September 2022

22 September 2022

Last week in South Asia and Afghanistan, the Taliban and the National Resistance Front (NRF) engaged in fierce clashes in Panjshir in Afghanistan. In Paktia province, the brief opening and re-closure of girls’ schools triggered protests that were dispersed by Taliban forces. In Pakistan, the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), unidentified armed groups, and Baloch separatists engaged…

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Regional Overview: Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
10-16 September 2022

22 September 2022

Last week in Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia, the Russian military invasion of Ukraine continued amid the ongoing counteroffensive of Ukrainian forces in the Kharkiv and Kherson regions. Amid Ukrainian advances, reports of cross-border shelling and acts of sabotage continued to surface in Russia. Fighting escalated along the Armenia-Artsakh-Azerbaijan Line of Contact and the disputed…

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