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: Southeast Asia 2-8 February 2020

13 February 2020

In Southeast Asia, key developments last week included: increased battles in Myanmar; ongoing separatist violence targeting civilians in Thailand; continued drug-related violence in the Philippines; and labor protests in Indonesia and Myanmar. Clashes in Myanmar between the military and the United League of Arakan/Arakan Army (ULA/AA) increased significantly last week in Rakhine state. Clashes were…

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Regional Overview: South Asia 2-8 February 2020

13 February 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: continuing attacks on opponents of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) across India; security operations against domestic rebel groups by Indian security forces in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K); and an escalation of ceasefire violations across the Line of Control (LoC) between India and Pakistan. In India, nationwide…

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Regional Overview: Africa 2-8 February 2020

13 February 2020

During the last week, Cameroon and Mali experienced increased violence, while the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) expanded their operational range in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In the Anglophone regions of Cameroon, both Ambazonian separatists and state forces engaged in more activity in the lead-up to national elections. Meanwhile, Mali continued to face ongoing…

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Regional Overview: Europe 2-8 February 2020

13 February 2020

Last week, demonstration events remained high in the Balkans and Southeastern Europe, in particular in Montenegro, Serbia and Greece. Demonstration events in Eastern Europe, including Ukraine and Russia remained relatively low compared to previous months. In Montenegro, protests by Serbian Orthodox Church followers over the Religious Freedom Law continued for the seventh week. Nearly two…

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Regional Overview: Middle East 2-8 February 2020

13 February 2020

Last week in the Middle East, violence escalated in Yemen, Iraq, and Palestine. In Syria, regime and allied forces continued their advance in the Greater Idleb area, while Turkey warned that it will retaliate against further attacks on Turkish forces. Demonstration events remained high across the region, particularly in Lebanon, Iran, Palestine, and Turkey, although…

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Regional Overview: Europe 26 January – 1 February 2020

6 February 2020

Last week, demonstrations across the Balkans and Southeastern Europe remained high, in particular in Montenegro and Greece. Demonstrations in Eastern Europe, including Russia and Ukraine, remained relatively low compared to previous months. In Montenegro, protests against the Religious Freedom Law continued for the sixth week, with dozens of marches and processions being held in most…

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