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: East Asia
1-7 November 2020

11 November 2020

Last week in East Asia, Hong Kong authorities arrested eight pro-democracy lawmakers over the scuffles at a Legislative Council meeting earlier this year. Separately, Hong Kong police introduced a new hotline on 5 November for citizens to make anonymous reports on anyone suspected of violating the National Security Law. In Japan, protests against revising the…

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Regional Overview: Africa
1-7 November 2020

11 November 2020

Last week in Africa, fighting between Ethiopian federal forces and Tigrayan forces prompted fears of a civil war in Ethiopia; Al Shabaab launched a series of assassination attempts targeting government figures in Somalia; and opposition parties launched an alternate administration in response to the re-election of President Alassane Ouattara in the Ivory Coast. In Ethiopia,…

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Regional Overview: South Asia
1-7 November 2020

11 November 2020

Last week in South Asia, continuing anti-militant operations resulted in the killing of three separatist and Islamist militants in the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) region of India. Cross-border violence between India and Pakistan has also remained at high intensity. Separatist militancy is on the rise in the Balochistan province of Pakistan, while Taliban fighters reportedly…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
1-7 November 2020

11 November 2020

Last week in the Middle East, fighting between pro-Hadi forces and Houthis continued in Yemen, with intensified clashes reported in and around Taizz city. Amid stalled power-sharing negotiations, pro-Hadi and pro-Southern Transitional Council (STC) forces engaged in minor clashes in Abyan, while there was a decline in Houthi drone strikes against Saudi Arabia. Meanwhile, Syrian…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
1-7 November 2020

11 November 2020

Last week in the Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean region, a number of developments took place. Hundreds of women demonstrated in Mexico on the Day of the Dead (2 November) against gender-based violence. Elsewhere in Mexico, teachers affiliated with the National Coordination of Education Workers (CNTE) continued to demonstrate in the state of Michoacan. They…

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Regional Overview: Europe
1-7 November 2020

11 November 2020

Last week, demonstrations across Eastern Europe continued at very low levels. Demonstrations against the regime of Alexander Lukashenko continued in Belarus despite state repression as the European Union applied sanctions to members of Belarus’ elite. In Moldova, the reformist presidential candidate won the first round of elections against populist President Igor Dodon, setting the stage…

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