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
25-31 October 2020

4 November 2020

Last week in East Asia, students in Hong Kong protested against the appointment of two mainland Chinese scholars, with alleged ties to the Communist Party of China (CPC), to key academic posts. In Taiwan, as part of a global rally, hundreds of people marched in Taipei to demand the release of 12 Hong Kong fugitives…

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Regional Overview: South America
25-31 October 2020

4 November 2020

Last week in South America, demonstrations decreased across all countries in the region. In Argentina, a violent eviction led to protests in favor of housing initiatives from the government. Protests continue to be held to demand access to basic services in Venezuela. In Colombia, demobilized rebel combatants called for government protection. In Bolivia, opposition groups…

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Regional Overview: Africa
25-31 October 2020

4 November 2020

Last week in Africa, anti-French demonstrations were reported in several countries; electoral violence proliferated in the Ivory Coast and the Zanzibar autonomous region of Tanzania; and Allied Democratic Forces militants launched deadly attacks on civilian populations in North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Anti-French demonstrations were held in the Muslim majority countries…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
25-31 October 2020

4 November 2020

There were a number of developments last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean region. The number of demonstrations against a tax raise proposal dropped significantly in Costa Rica. In Panama, students protested against budget cuts to the University of Panama following the approval of the 2021 budget by Congress. Despite a slight decrease…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
25-31 October 2020

4 November 2020

Last week, demonstrations broke out across the Middle East against the French president who stated he would protect the right to caricature the Prophet Mohammad. In Syria, dozens of Turkish-backed fighters were killed by a Russian airstrike, while Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) increased its shelling of regime forces. In Iraq, Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters…

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Regional Overview: South Asia
25-31 October 2020

4 November 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include remote violence targeting civilians in Pakistan by unidentified militants, and a significant increase in cross-border violence between India and Pakistan. The Indian government passed amendments to allow Indian citizens the purchase of land in the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) region, which led to demonstrations to protect the…

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