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
17-23 September 2022

29 September 2022

Last week, demonstration activity increased moderately in the United States while spiking dramatically in Canada. Labor demonstrations calling for better pay and working conditions continued to make up the largest share of events in both countries for at least the sixth consecutive week. In Canada, the number of demonstrations roughly tripled last week compared to…

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Regional Overview: Africa
17-23 September 2022

29 September 2022

Weekly reports on the latest conflict developments in Mozambique and Ethiopia are made available by the Cabo Ligado and Ethiopia Peace Observatory projects, respectively. Last week in Africa, events involving Islamist militants decreased in the Sahel region; the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) briefly controlled two villages in Chad; clashes between Teke and Yaka…

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Regional Overview: East Asia Pacific
17-23 September 2022

29 September 2022

Last week in the East Asia Pacific region, military shelling targeting civilians continued across several states and regions in Myanmar, while fighting between the military and the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army-North (SSPP/SSA-N) reignited in Shan state. In Papua New Guinea, violence involving communal groups displaced over 400 women and children in Eastern Highlands…

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Regional Overview: South Asia and Afghanistan
17-23 September 2022

29 September 2022

Last week in South Asia and Afghanistan, a bomb explosion targeted Muslim worshippers in Kabul in Afghanistan, while the Taliban attacked civilians across the country. Meanwhile, anti-Taliban groups continued to clash with Taliban forces. In Pakistan, Islamist militants and unidentified armed groups clashed with state forces in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Meanwhile, Baloch separatists carried out grenade…

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Regional Overview: South America
17-23 September 2022

29 September 2022

Last week in South America, military forces in Colombia engaged in armed clashes with different armed groups across the country. In Brazil, the Red Command (CV) engaged in clashes with police militias for several days in Rio de Janeiro, including intense shoot-outs in the North Zone of the city. Election-related violence events, including attacks targeting…

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Regional Overview: Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
17-23 September 2022

29 September 2022

Last week in Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia, Russia announced a “partial mobilization” ahead of “referendums” in occupied territories of Ukraine amid the ongoing military invasion of Ukraine. News of the mobilization drove an increase in demonstration activity in Russia and other European countries. Fighting continued at lower levels along the Armenia-Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan borders…

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