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: United States and Canada
28 May-3 June 2022

9 June 2022

Last week, demonstration activity decreased for the second consecutive week in the United States, while remaining steady in Canada. In Canada, demonstration activity surrounding the 2 June Ontario Provincial election dominated activity in the country. In the United States, demonstrations calling for gun control erupted in response to multiple mass shootings, making up the largest…

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Regional Overview: South America
18 May-3 June 2022

9 June 2022

Last week in South America, Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) dissident factions led several attacks in Colombia in response to the killing of a FARC leader in Venezuela as voters went to the polls for the first round of presidential elections on 29 May. In Brazil, suspected organized groups carried out several targeted attacks…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
28 May-3 June 2022

9 June 2022

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, political violence remained high, driven by inter-gang clashes in Mexico and attacks against civilians by armed suspects in countries and territories across the region, including Honduras, Jamaica, Haiti, and Puerto Rico. In Mexico, Gulf Cartel members clashed with state police officers in San Luis Potosí state,…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
28 May-3 June 2022

9 June 2022

Last week in the Middle East, political violence decreased in Yemen during the scheduled final days of the UN-mediated truce before its extension for another two months. In Syria, Turkey announced its intent to launch a new cross-border operation against the Syrian Democratic Forces (QSD). In Iraq, poor public services triggered riots in Thi Qar…

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Regional Overview: East Asia Pacific
28 May-3 June 2022

9 June 2022

Last week in the East Asia Pacific region, the Myanmar military continued raids and attacks on civilians across the country. In the Philippines, state forces continued to carry out operations against Islamist groups in Soccsksargen. In Papua New Guinea, election-related violence emerged in the run-up to the upcoming elections between 2 and 22 in July.…

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Regional Overview: Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
28 May-3 June 2022

9 June 2022

Last week in Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia, the Russian military invasion of Ukraine continued. Demonstrations were held across the region against the Russian invasion and price hikes, with the rising cost-of-living sparking demonstrations in several countries. Unionists marked the 100th anniversary of Northern Ireland with a march through Belfast. Meanwhile, cross-border fighting took place…

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