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: East Asia Pacific
4-10 June 2022

16 June 2022

Last week in the East Asia Pacific region, local defense groups coordinated attacks against police stations in multiple parts across Myanmar, and attacks against civilians continued. In the Philippines, the spokesperson of the Islamic State (IS) East Asia was killed by the military in an operation in Mindanao. In Papua New Guinea, communal clashes erupted…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
4-10 June 2022

16 June 2022

Last week in the Middle East, political violence increased in Yemen during the first week of the UN-mediated truce extension. In Syria, Israeli airstrikes put Damascus International Airport out of service. In Iraq, the caretaker government passed a new food security law to address high food prices. In Palestine, six clashes were recorded between Israeli…

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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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