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
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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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
30 January-5 February 2021

10 February 2021

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, unrest and violence continued ahead of key electoral dates. In Haiti, anti-government demonstrations continued as the alleged end of the president’s constitutional mandate neared. In El Salvador, four opposition supporters were shot by government employees, two fatally, four weeks ahead of the legislative and municipal elections.…

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Regional Overview: Europe
30 January-5 February 2021

10 February 2021

Last week, demonstrations in support of imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny continued across Russia in the face of an increasingly violent regime crackdown. In France, a large demonstration movement against the bioethics bill before the Senate took place. Ongoing demonstrations in relation to the coronavirus pandemic took place in at least twenty-one countries. In Russia,…

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Regional Overview: East Asia
30 January-5 February 2021

10 February 2021

Last week in East Asia, solidarity rallies with the people of Myanmar took place in Japan and South Korea against the recent military coup. In North Korea, the government implemented a strict lockdown in two provinces on the Sino-North Korean border. Also in North Korea, two civilians trying to defect were arrested and subject to…

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Regional Overview: United States
23-29 January 2021

4 February 2021

Demonstrations in the United States declined by over 20% last week relative to the week prior. ‘Stop the Steal’ rallies by Trump supporters continued to drop during the first week of the Biden administration. Demonstrations associated with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement decreased by more than half after a slight increase during the week…

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