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: Middle East
6-12 March 2021

17 March 2021

Last week in the Middle East, fighting between Houthi and pro-Hadi forces continued in Yemen, with intense fighting reported in several governorates, including in Marib, Al Jawf, and Taizz. The Saudi-led coalition carried out airstrikes targeting Sanaa, while Houthi forces continued their drone and missile attacks against Saudi Arabia. In Syria, Syrian Democratic Forces (QSD)…

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Regional Overview: East Asia
6-12 March 2021

17 March 2021

Last week in East Asia, anti-nuclear groups demonstrated across Japan and South Korea on the 10th anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Marches took place across East Asia to raise awareness about sexual violence, sexual harassment, and discrimination against women to mark International Women’s Day on 8 March. In China, the central government passed legislation…

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Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
6-12 March 2021

17 March 2021

Last week in Southeast Asia, dozens were killed in Myanmar as security forces continue to use violent measures to crack down on mass demonstrations. Meanwhile, the military junta stripped five independent media outlets of their licenses in an effort to further restrict reporting of events in the country. In Indonesia, protests against the extension of…

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Regional Overview: South Asia
6-12 March 2021

17 March 2021

Last week in South Asia, security forces stepped up operations against the Taliban and Baloch separatist militant groups in Pakistan. Indian military forces also conducted anti-militant operations in Kashmir to thwart possible attacks. Anti-government demonstrations against farm laws and increasing fuel prices continued in India. In Nepal, demonstrations declined as the Supreme Court ruled to…

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Regional Overview: South America
6-12 March 2021

17 March 2021

Last week in South America, demonstrators took to the streets in Argentina to protest the return of strict quarantine measures. Protests erupted in Paraguay over the government’s mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic and the collapse of the public health system. In Colombia, tensions between the government and minority groups increased over the potential restart of…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
6-12 March 2021

17 March 2021

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, demonstrations remained high as thousands of women mobilized against gender-based violence on International Women’s Day on 8 March across a number of countries. A significant number of demonstration events were recorded in Mexico, with violent clashes with law enforcement reported across the country. In Guatemala, women…

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