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
30 January-5 February 2021

11 February 2021

Demonstrations in the United States continued to decline last week following the Capitol riot in early January, decreasing by approximately one-third compared to the week prior. No large ‘Stop the Steal’ rallies supporting former President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of election fraud were reported for the first time since the 2020 presidential election. Meanwhile, unrest…

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Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus
30 January-5 February 2021

11 February 2021

Last week, violence in Afghanistan continued between the Taliban and government forces. The Taliban was also targeted by the Islamic State (IS), while Afghan forces clashed with another militia led by an anti-Taliban insurgent. In the de facto Republic of Artsakh, remnant landmines inflicted casualties on civilians and military forces for another week. Protests took…

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Regional Overview: South America
30 January-5 February 2021

10 February 2021

Last week in South America, demonstrations slightly decreased across the region, with political violence levels continuing at similar rates compared with the previous week. In Peru and Brazil, protests were held over the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. In Brazil, intense clashes between organized criminal groups and state forces were reported in the state…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
30 January-5 February 2021

10 February 2021

Last week in the Middle East, pro-Hadi forces made territorial gains in Al Jawf and Sadah governorates in Yemen. Meanwhile, the US administration announced the removal of Houthis from its list of terrorist organizations, and the end of US support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. Elsewhere, regime forces in Syria killed at least eight…

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Regional Overview: South Asia
30 January-5 February 2021

10 February 2021

Last week in South Asia, militant groups in Pakistan, including the Taliban and Baloch separatists, launched attacks against security forces and civilians. In India, Naxal-Maoist rebels expanded their militant activities beyond Chhattisgarh state. Internet restrictions imposed around the abrogation of Article 370 in the Indian Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) state were lifted after a year…

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Regional Overview: Africa
30 January-5 February 2021

10 February 2021

Last week in Africa, Al Shabaab launched high profile attacks amid ongoing political turmoil in Somalia; unidentified gunmen staged an assassination attempt on a presidential candidate in Benin; and police used deadly force against demonstrators in Angola. Al Shabaab militants staged several high profile attacks in Somalia, including a siege on the Afrik Hotel in…

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