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: South America
16-22 February 2020

28 February 2020

Last week in South America, key developments include: violent demonstrations led by military police officers in Ceará state in Brazil; the killing of five social leaders in Colombia by armed groups; and state repression against protesters in Chile. In Brazil, salary readjustment demands by military police officers has prompted a strike and widespread demonstrations in…

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Regional Overview: Europe
16-22 February 2020

27 February 2020

Key developments in the Balkans last week were the threat of secession of Republika Srpska from Bosnia and Herzegovina and the dissolution of the Parliament of North Macedonia. In Southeastern Europe, demonstrations in Greece increased over pension reforms. Eastern Europe remained relatively quiet. In Russia, protests were held over the Network case, and in Ukraine,…

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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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