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: South Asia and Afghanistan
16-22 July 2022

28 July 2022

Last week in South Asia and Afghanistan, the Taliban continued to clash with the Islamic State (IS) and the National Resistance Front (NRF). At the same time, other anti-Taliban groups conducted attacks on Taliban targets. Meanwhile, the Taliban carried out multiple attacks against civilians, including targeted attacks against women. In Pakistan, Baloch separatists clashed with…

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Regional Overview: Africa
16-22 July 2022

28 July 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, levels of violence remained high in the Sahel region as Islamist militants continued offensives in Burkina Faso, Niger, and Mali; deadly clashes erupted in Libya; communal violence…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
9-15 July 2022

21 July 2022

Last week in the Middle East, overall political violence levels remained stable in Yemen for the fourth consecutive week, while official Islamic State (IS) sources claimed an attack in the country for the first time in almost two years. In Syria, IS targeting of regime forces and pro-regime militias increased in the Syrian desert. In…

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Regional Overview: Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
9-15 July 2022

21 July 2022

Last week in Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia, the Russian military invasion of Ukraine continued, with incidents of sabotage and cross-border shelling also reported in Russia. Relatives of demonstrators killed during the January mass demonstrations in Kazakhstan demanded justice. LGBT+ marches and climate-related demonstrations took place across Europe, while Dutch farmers continue to protest…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
9-15 July 2022

21 July 2022

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, worsening gang violence drove overall increases in violence in Haiti, Mexico, Honduras, and Jamaica. In Haiti, violence spiked last week amid clashes between the rival G-9 and G-Pep gang alliances in Port-au-Prince. In Mexico, the Los Alemanes Cartel and the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) clashed…

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Regional Overview: United States and Canada
9-15 July 2022

21 July 2022

Last week, in the United States and Canada, demonstration activity moderately decreased in the United States for the second consecutive week, while continuing at a stable rate in Canada. In Canada, demonstrations continued to be driven by labor group activity. In the United States, ‘pro-choice’ demonstrations, in support of abortion access, continued to make up…

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