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 America
8-14 November 2020

18 November 2020

Last week in South America, demonstrations significantly increased across the region. Tensions increased in Peru following the impeachment of President Martin Vizcarra. In Argentina, anti-government protests were held across the country. Protests against the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic were reported in Chile. In Colombia, farmers protested to demand government support amid an agricultural…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
8-14 November 2020

18 November 2020

Last week in the Middle East, Houthis claimed to have overtaken the strategic Mas Military Camp in Yemen, while fighting between pro-Hadi and the pro-Southern Transitional Council (STC) forces intensified in Abyan province. In Saudi Arabia, the Islamic State (IS) carried out an attack on an international diplomatic event in Jeddah, injuring three people. The…

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Regional Overview: East Asia
8-14 November 2020

18 November 2020

Last week in East Asia, the disqualification of four elected pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong prompted strong reactions domestically and internationally. Following the disqualification, 15 pro-democracy lawmakers announced their resignations en masse to protest against the decision. In Japan, women continued to gather across the country to protest against an MP’s comments that were perceived…

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Regional Overview: Africa
8-14 November 2020

18 November 2020

Last week in Africa, the worsening conflict in Ethiopia spilled into neighboring Eritrea; a longstanding ceasefire was breached in the disputed Western Sahara; and French forces killed a senior Al Qaeda-affiliated militant in Mali. The conflict between the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and Ethiopian federal forces continued to worsen in Ethiopia, spilling into neighboring…

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Regional Overview: United States
1-7 November 2020

12 November 2020

The overall number of demonstrations in the United States increased by 80% last week relative to the week prior. The majority of demonstrations were associated with the 2020 presidential election between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, which was held on 3 November. Competing demonstrations around ballot counting — namely the ‘Count…

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Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
1-7 November 2020

12 November 2020

In Southeast Asia last week, battles decreased in Myanmar as the country prepared for its general elections, held on 8 November. However, civilians in Rakhine state continued to flee their homes as a result of military operations. In Thailand, anti-government protests continued though in a downward trend amid government efforts to de-escalate tensions. Meanwhile, an…

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