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: Central Asia and the Caucasus
27 February-5 March 2021

11 March 2021

Last week in Central Asia and the Caucasus, violence continued between Afghan forces and the Taliban in Afghanistan, while civilians were targeted by the Islamic State, unidentified groups, and a militia in Herat. The United States proposed a plan to the Afghan government that would alter the peace negotiations and plans for  the withdrawal of…

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Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
27 February-5 March 2021

11 March 2021

Last week in Southeast Asia, alarming levels of violence were reported in Myanmar, with military troops and police using lethal force to quell nationwide mass demonstrations. Meanwhile, anti-government demonstrations in Thailand decreased amid an increased use of force by police against demonstrators. The crackdown on demonstrators in both Thailand and Myanmar has drawn widespread criticism…

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Regional Overview: Europe
27 February-5 March 2021

11 March 2021

Last week, in Belarus, demonstrations against President Alexander Lukashenko continued against a backdrop of mass arrests and the sentencing of activists. In Russia, people condemned the government’s inadequate investigation of and potential ties to the 2015 assassination of opposition figure Boris Nemtsov. In Greece, demonstrations, and some acts of arson, in support of the imprisoned…

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Regional Overview: East Asia
27 February-5 March 2021

11 March 2021

Last week in East Asia, authorities in Hong Kong detained and charged 47 pro-democracy politicians and activists under the National Security Law for organizing and participating in last July’s primary elections for pro-democracy parties. Students from Taiwan and Hong Kong staged a protest in front of the Legislative Yuan in Taipei, asking the government to…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
27 February-5 March 2021

11 March 2021

Last week in the Middle East, intense fighting between Houthi and pro-Hadi forces continued in the Marib governorate in Yemen, while pro-Hadi fighters launched a new offensive in the Taiz governorate. Meanwhile, Houthi forces claimed to have hit an Aramco oil facility in Saudi Arabia with a cruise missile. In Syria, Israel carried out airstrikes…

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Regional Overview: Africa
27 February-5 March 2021

11 March 2021

Last week in Africa, violent demonstrations erupted in Senegal following the arrest of a prominent opposition leader; Rwandan and Burundian military forces clashed along their shared border; and Al Shabaab instigated a mass prison breakout in Puntland. In Senegal, violent demonstrations erupted following the arrest of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko on rape charges. Multiple fatalities…

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