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: Southeast Asia
13 December 2020-8 January 2021

14 January 2021

In the past four weeks in Southeast Asia, key developments in the region include intensified fighting between ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) in Shan state, Myanmar, where tensions over territorial disputes were reignited in early December. Also in Myanmar, fighting between Karen rebels and state forces in Kayin state and Bago region sparked mass demonstrations calling…

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Regional Overview: South Asia
13 December 2020-8 January 2021

14 January 2021

Over the past month in South Asia, Baloch separatists launched deadly attacks on security forces in Balochistan province of Pakistan. As well, the Islamic State (IS) targeted Shiite Muslims, killing 11 civilians in the province. Incidents of cross-border violence between India and Pakistan decreased, although Pakistan accuses Indian security forces of attacking a United Nations…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
13 December 2020-8 January 2021

13 January 2021

Over the last four weeks in the Middle East, fighting continued unabated in Yemen and Syria. In Yemen, a new government was formed following an agreement between the Hadi-led government and the Southern Transitional Council (STC), while significant clashes were reported between pro-Hadi and pro-Houthi forces. In Syria, there was a surge in violence in…

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Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus
13 December 2020-8 January 2021

13 January 2021

Over the past month in Central Asia and the Caucasus, violence in Afghanistan between the Taliban and Afghan Forces remained steady. The Islamic State (IS) and Al Qaeda also conducted attacks, including targeted killings of civilians at a higher rate. Several clashes took place in the Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) region between Azerbaijani forces and Armenian armed…

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Regional Overview: South America
13 December 2020-8 January 2021

13 January 2021

Last month in South America, demonstrations decreased across the region. Nevertheless, a controversial abortion bill led thousands of Argentinians both for and against the bill to the streets. Some countries continued to experience significant political unrest, including Bolivia, Peru, and Venezuela. In Peru, farmers across the country demonstrated to demand approval of a new farming…

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Regional Overview: East Asia
13 December 2020-8 January 2021

13 January 2021

Key developments over the past month in East Asia include a sweeping crackdown in Hong Kong involving the arrest of over 50 pro-democracy politicians and activists charged with violating the recently passed National Security Law. In North Korea, 20 people associated with the nuclear program were arrested in an apparent attempt to instill fear among…

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