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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 12-18 January 2020

22 January 2020

In Southeast Asia, key developments from last week include: continued fighting in Myanmar’s Rakhine state; increased separatist violence targeting civilians in Thailand; continued clashes between state forces and Papuan rebels in Indonesia; and fighting between state forces and both Islamist and communist rebels in the Philippines. As Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Myanmar to shore-up…

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Regional Overview: Southeast Asia 5-11 January 2020

16 January 2020

In Southeast Asia, key developments last week include: children killed in the ongoing conflict in Rakhine state in Myanmar; increased fighting between state forces and communist rebels in the Philippines; separatist violence in Thailand and Indonesia; and a deadly demonstration over a land dispute in Vietnam. In Myanmar, last week was a deadly week for…

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Regional Overview: Middle East 5-11 January 2020

16 January 2020

Primary developments in the Middle East last week were around US-Iran tensions in Iraq, the downing of the Ukrainian plane in Iran, and the ‘Riyadh Agreement’ in Yemen. Last week in Iraq, tensions between the US and Iran once again took center stage. This is following Iran’s response to the killing of Soleimani by firing…

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Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus 5-11 January 2020

16 January 2020

Last week in Central Asia and the Caucasus, the number of reported civilian fatalities continued to rise in Afghanistan; elections in Abkhazia, Georgia were annulled following violent demonstrations; civil society pressured Kazakhstan to grant asylum to two ethnic Kazakhs from China’s Xinjiang region; and riots broke out on the Kyrgyz-Tajik-Uzbek border. Meanwhile, though ceasefire violations…

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Regional Overview: Africa 5-11 January 2020

16 January 2020

Western Africa again dominated reported fatalities in the continent last week, with significant militant attacks on military bases recorded in the Sahel countries of Niger and Mali, as well as ongoing militant activity Nigeria. In Cameroon, Ambazonian separatists staged political kidnappings in an attempt to interrupt the upcoming elections. In the Democratic Republic of Congo,…

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Regional Overview: South Asia 5-11 January 2020

16 January 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: organized violence involving domestic rebel groups in Pakistan, as well as notification of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) as a law amidst continued demonstrations against the Act in India. In Pakistan, at least 17 people, including a senior police officer, were reportedly killed in two bomb…

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