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 Asia
27 September-3 October 2020

8 October 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: clashes between militants and security forces in India and Pakistan; continuing cross-border clashes between India and Pakistan; Maoist internal conflicts regarding civilian killings in India; demonstrations against sexual violence in India and Bangladesh; and demonstrations against three agriculture reform bills in India. Active militant groups in Pakistan…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
27 September-3 October 2020

8 October 2020

Last week in the Mexico, Central America, and Caribbean region, demonstrations against tax reforms soared in Costa Rica, as the government negotiated a financial aid package with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In Mexico, women demonstrated across the country on the International Safe Abortion Day, calling for the legalization of abortion. Teachers in Mexico continued…

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Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
27 September-3 October 2020

8 October 2020

Last week in Southeast Asia, ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) and the military continued to clash in Myanmar. In the Philippines, state forces stepped up operations against the Islamist group Abu Sayyaf. Meanwhile, violence targeting those involved in efforts against illegal logging was reported in both the Philippines and Cambodia. In Indonesia, fighting between the military…

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Regional Overview: United States
27 September-3 October 2020

8 October 2020

Demonstrations declined in the United States last week compared to the week prior. Demonstrations associated with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement continued, but decreased by more than half relative to the previous week. Violent demonstrations were reported in Oregon, Washington, and Kentucky. Confrontations between pro-Trump and BLM supporters were reported in Oregon. Similar to…

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Regional Overview: East Asia
27 September-3 October 2020

7 October 2020

Last week in East Asia, scattered protests were held across Hong Kong in support of the 12 Hong Kong fugitives first captured and detained by mainland Chinese authorities on 23 August. They were fleeing for Taiwan, as some of the detainees were allegedly facing legal liabilities linked to last year’s mass demonstrations. On China’s National…

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Regional Overview: Africa
27 September-3 October 2020

7 October 2020

Last week in Africa, anti-government demonstrations restarted in Guinea during the lead up to presidential elections; Al Shabaab increased operations targeting African Union forces in Somalia; and a peace accord collapsed in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Anti-government demonstrations restarted in Guinea, against Alpha Condé’s candidacy for a third presidential term. The National Front for…

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