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
21-27 June 2020

1 July 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: armed clashes between security forces and domestic rebel groups in Pakistan and India; electoral violence in India; and coronavirus-related violence in Nepal and India. In Pakistan, security forces killed four Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants during a security operation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. While in Balochistan province, seven…

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Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
21-27 June 2020

1 July 2020

In Southeast Asia, key developments last week include: intensified fighting in Rakhine state in Myanmar; pro-democracy protests in Thailand; demonstrations by Islamist groups in Indonesia over a proposed bill regarding pancasila guidelines; and ongoing drug-violence in the Philippines. In Myanmar, the first anniversary of the internet shutdown in several townships in Rakhine state and Paletwa…

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Regional Overview: Central America and the Caribbean
14-20 June 2020

24 June 2020

In Central America and the Caribbean, demonstrations remained high last week. In addition to demonstrations calling for the provision of state subsidies and the resumption of business activity, anti-government protests took place in Mexico and health workers protested for better working conditions around the region. Violence targeting civilians increased in the Northern Triangle in comparison…

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Regional Overview: South America
14-20 June 2020

24 June 2020

Last week in South America, key developments include: demonstrations over coronavirus-related issues across the region; political killings in Colombia and Paraguay; intensified indigenous militia activities in Chile; as well as continued armed clashes between criminal groups and state forces in Brazil. As coronavirus infections surpassed two million cases in Latin America, pandemic-related demonstrations were reported…

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Regional Overview: Europe
14-20 June 2020

24 June 2020

Protest activity remained at similarly low levels relative to prior weeks across the Balkans, Southeastern Europe, Russia, Ukraine, and Eastern Europe with the exception of a surge in protest activity in Belarus. Notable regional developments include an increase in protest activity in response to regime oppression and concerns about electoral legitimacy in Belarus ahead of…

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Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus
14-20 June 2020

24 June 2020

Last week in Central Asia and the Caucasus, a spike in deadly clashes between Afghan forces and the Taliban overshadowed the peace process, with civilians targeted amid the fighting. The number of coronavirus cases surged in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, resulting in new restrictions, while authorities violently enforced pandemic-related regulations in Uzbekistan. The first anniversary of…

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