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
23-29 February 2020

4 March 2020

In Southeast Asia, key developments last week include: reports of civilian fatalities stemming from shelling in Myanmar; increased protests in Thailand after the dissolution of the Future Forward Party; ongoing clashes between state forces and communist rebels in the Philippines; separatist clashes in both Thailand and Indonesia; and protests in Malaysia during the political upheaval…

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Regional Overview: Europe
23-29 February 2020

4 March 2020

Last week, demonstrations in the Balkans, Southeastern and Eastern Europe continued at similar levels and over the same issues as weeks prior. Key developments were the deterioration of the situation regarding migrants at the Greek border, and protests in Russia following the fifth anniversary of the murder of the prominent opposition figure Boris Nemtsov. In…

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Regional Overview: Africa
23-29 February 2020

4 March 2020

During the last week in Africa, Libya experienced a re-escalation of violence, amid a breakdown in ceasefire negotiations. Meanwhile, Somalia was hit by violence between Somaliland and Puntland forces, as state military forces clashed with Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamaa, onetime allies in the fight against Al Shabaab. In Libya, there was a substantial re-escalation in…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
23-29 February 2020

4 March 2020

Last week in the Middle East, key developments include: escalating confrontations between Turkish and Syrian regime forces, major clashes in Yemen, Islamic State (IS) attacks in Iraq, a two-day flare-up between Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and Israel, and demonstrations related to the coronavirus outbreak in Iran.  In Syria, tensions between the Assad regime and Turkey…

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Regional Overview: Central America and the Caribbean
23-29 February 2020

4 March 2020

Battles and violence targeting civilians remained high in Central America and the Caribbean last week, while reported fatalities increased in comparison to previous weeks. Indigenous groups continue to be targeted, with reports of attacks against indigenous communities in Nicaragua and Costa Rica. A number of demonstrations around security and access to water were reported elsewhere…

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Regional Overview: Central America and the Caribbean
16-22 February 2020

28 February 2020

While gang violence continues in Central America and the Caribbean, this violence has decreased slightly since the beginning of the year. However, the number of demonstration events last week considerably increased in comparison to previous weeks, with large demonstration movements in Mexico and the Dominican Republic, as well as protests in Belize and Martinique. Armed…

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