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 and Afghanistan
18-24 June 2022

30 June 2022

Last week in South Asia and Afghanistan, the Islamic State (IS) attacked Taliban forces and targeted a Sikh temple in Kabul city in Afghanistan. Taliban forces continued to clash with the National Resistance Front (NRF); Taliban infighting also took place across the country, as did clashes with the forces of a former Taliban commander in…

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Regional Overview: Africa
18-24 June 2022

30 June 2022

Weekly reports on the latest conflict developments in Mozambique and Ethiopia are made available by the Cabo Ligado and Ethiopia Peace Observatory projects, respectively. Last week, an airstrike in Burkina Faso struck an artisanal mining site leaving numerous civilian fatalities; militia-related violence increased in Kaduna state of Nigeria; Sudan accused Ethiopian military forces of killing…

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Regional Overview: South America
11-17 June 2022

23 June 2022

Last week in South America, state forces killed a high-ranking dissident of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in Colombia. In Chile, Indigenous militias blocked highways in the Araucanía region and carried out arson attacks in the Araucanía and Biobío regions. The attacks were followed by an extension of the state of emergency in…

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Regional Overview: United States and Canada
11-17 June 2022

23 June 2022

Demonstration levels spiked in both the United States and Canada last week. In Canada, labor and environmental demonstrations were held across the country. In the United States, the rise in demonstration activity was largely attributable to hundreds of ‘March for Our Lives’ events held nationwide to call for federal gun control legislation. Over two-thirds of all…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
11-17 June 2022

23 June 2022

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, gang warfare intensified in Mexico, Haiti, and Jamaica, while violence against civilians increased in Puerto Rico. In Mexico, disputes between criminal groups led to the killing of six chicken farm workers in Guerrero state, and drove increases in attacks against civilians in Chihuahua and San Luis…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
11-17 June 2022

23 June 2022

Last week in the Middle East, political violence decreased in Yemen after it reached its highest levels since the start of the UN-mediated truce the week prior. In Iraq, state forces increased counter-Islamic State (IS) activity. In Syria, IS resumed its targeting of regime forces in the Syrian desert. In Palestine, four clashes were recorded…

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