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: Middle East
5-11 April 2020

15 April 2020

Across the Middle East, events related to the COVID-19 pandemic continue to dominate the news cycle, with restrictions now implemented in most countries aimed at preventing and containing the spread of the coronavirus. Aside from coronavirus-related protests, the key development in the region last week was increased Islamic State (IS) activity in Yemen, Iraq, and…

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Regional Overview: Africa
5-11 April 2020

15 April 2020

Last week, heavy fighting continued in the Sahel, as Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin (JNIM) militants staged successful operations against state forces and the rival Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS). Insurgents in Cabo Delgado continued to make gains in Mozambique. Meanwhile, Nigerian, Nigerien, and Chadian forces launched extensive operations to dislodge Boko Haram from…

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Regional Overview: Central America and the Caribbean
5-11 April 2020

15 April 2020

In Central America and the Caribbean, violence targeting civilians continued to trend below recent levels. However, battles between state forces and gang members, as well as violence between gangs, continued steadily in Mexico and the Northern Triangle. The economic consequences of government responses to the coronavirus pandemic fueled unrest throughout the region. The economic fall-out…

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Regional Overview: South America
5-11 April 2020

15 April 2020

Last week in South America, key developments include: a decrease in the number of demonstrations in most countries as governments increased border control measures; fighting between armed groups in Colombia; violent disorder in Peru; and protests in support of quarantine measures in Brazil, as well as continued armed clashes between criminal groups and state forces.…

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Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
5-11 April 2020

15 April 2020

In Southeast Asia, key developments last week include: civilian deaths amidst ongoing fighting in Myanmar; clashes between state forces and Papuan separatists in Indonesia; continued breaches of the unilateral ceasefires declared by state forces and communist rebels in the Philippines; and ongoing coronavirus-related violence and demonstrations. As occurs almost weekly now, civilians in Myanmar were…

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Regional Overview: South Asia
29 March-4 April 2020

9 April 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: continued security operations against domestic rebel groups in India; and continuing demonstrations and violence over the spread of coronavirus across South Asia. In India, security forces continued operations against domestic rebel groups despite the ongoing nationwide lockdown to minimize the spread of coronavirus. In Jharkhand, four Naxal-Maoist…

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