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: Central Asia and the Caucasus
16-22 February 2020

27 February 2020

Last week in Central Asia, key developments include a crackdown on opposition protests in Kazakhstan; demonstrations against Chinese investment in Kyrgyzstan; and post-election disputes in Afghanistan, as the United States and the Taliban agree to a reduction of violence. In the Caucasus, ceasefire violations between Armenia and Azerbaijan continued at slightly higher levels.  In Kazakhstan,…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
16-22 February 2020

27 February 2020

Last week in the Middle East, key developments include: unrest around a major outbreak of the coronavirus in Iran and a majority win by the principlist camp in the Iranian parliamentary elections; a series of bombings in Baghdad amidst ongoing demonstrations in Iraq; and major fighting in Syria and Yemen. Last week in Iran, the…

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Regional Overview: Africa
16-22 February 2020

27 February 2020

Last week in Africa, Al Shabaab orchestrated large attacks on Somali military bases in Lower Shabelle. Meanwhile, Boko Haram targeted civilians in the neighboring states of Yobe and Borno in Nigeria, Diffa in Niger and Cameroon’s Far North. In the Sahel, ongoing militant violence was exacerbated by worsening ethnic tensions in Mali’s Mopti region. In…

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Regional Overview: South Asia
16-22 February 2020

27 February 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: organized violence involving domestic rebel groups in Pakistan; security operations by state forces against domestic rebel groups in India and Pakistan; and continuing demonstrations across India against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA). In Pakistan, organized violence involving domestic rebel groups increased last week. Ten people, including…

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Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
16-22 February 2020

27 February 2020

In Southeast Asia, key developments last week include: the dissolution of the Future Forward Party in Thailand; protests in Myanmar over the ongoing internet shutdown in Rakhine state; a clash between state forces and Papuan rebels in Indonesia; ongoing battles between state forces and communist rebels in the Philippines; and a protest calling for the…

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Regional Overview: Southeast Asia 9-15 February 2020

20 February 2020

In Southeast Asia, key developments last week included: civilian casualties from ongoing shelling in Myanmar; fighting between state forces and both communist and Islamist rebels in the Philippines; and protests over the lack of media freedom in the Philippines. Civilians in Myanmar continue to be harmed in the intensifying conflict in Rakhine state. During the…

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