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: Middle East
25 June-1 July 2022

7 July 2022

Last week in the Middle East, overall political violence levels remained stable in Yemen for the second consecutive week, while there were unconfirmed reports of a Houthi aerial attack on Saudi Arabia. In Syria, a Hurras al Deen leader was killed in a Global Coalition forces drone attack. In Iraq, violence targeting civilians increased. In…

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Regional Overview: Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
25 June-1 July 2022

7 July 2022

Last week in Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia, fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces continued, as the Russian military invasion of Ukraine entered its fifth month. Demonstrations in solidarity with Ukraine continued in several countries across Europe, as anti-war activists carried out acts of railway sabotage in Russia. Meanwhile, demonstrations against a proposed constitutional…

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Regional Overview: East Asia Pacific
25 June-1 July 2022

7 July 2022

Last week in the East Asia Pacific region, fighting broke out between the Myanmar military and a combined force of the Karen National Union/Karen National Liberation Army (KNU/KNLA) and local resistance groups. Meanwhile, the military continued arson attacks, assaults, and extrajudicial killings of civilians. In Papua New Guinea, election-related violence continued in the final days…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
25 June-1 July 2022

7 July 2022

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, an increase in violence against civilians was driven by gang attacks in Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Haiti, and Jamaica. In Mexico, armed suspects shot and killed a journalist and his daughter in Tamaulipas state, while members of the Union of People and Organizations of Guerrero (UPOEG)…

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Regional Overview: South Asia and Afghanistan
25 June-1 July 2022

7 July 2022

Last week in South Asia and Afghanistan, the Taliban continued to clash with anti-Taliban groups and the Islamic State (IS). In Pakistan, the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and unknown armed groups clashed with state forces and targeted civilians in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, while Baloch separatists targeted security forces in Balochistan. In India, violence broke out in…

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Regional Overview: South America
25 June-1 July 2022

7 July 2022

Last week in South America, Ecuador’s government and Indigenous activists reached a deal to end two weeks of demonstrations. In Peru, truckers took to the streets to protest high fuel costs. In Colombia, violent attacks against state forces, politicians, and political activists continued. Lastly, in Brazil, violent attacks and clashes linked to organized crime activities…

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