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
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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Regional Overview: South Asia and Afghanistan
28 May-3 June 2022

9 June 2022

Last week in South Asia and Afghanistan, Taliban forces came under attack from anti-Taliban groups, the Islamic State (IS), and the National Resistance Front (NRF) in Afghanistan. Civilians in Panjshir province were detained and reportedly tortured following NRF-Taliban clashes. In Pakistan, IS and unknown groups clashed with security forces in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, while Baloch…

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Regional Overview: Africa
28 May-3 June 2022

9 June 2022

Weekly reports on the latest conflict developments in Mozambique and Ethiopia are made available by the Cabo Ligado and Ethiopia Peace Observatory projects, respectively. Last week in Africa, militants of the Al Qaeda-affiliated Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin (JNIM) continued offensives in Burkina Faso and Mali, leading to high levels of violence in the Sahel region;…

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Regional Overview: United States and Canada
21-27 May 2022

1 June 2022

Last week, demonstration activity continued to decline in Canada and also decreased significantly in the United States. Nevertheless, in the United States, demonstrations calling for gun control measures erupted in response to mass shootings in Texas and California last week, as well as New York the week prior. Meanwhile, in Canada, demonstration activity was driven…

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Regional Overview: South America
21-27 May 2022

1 June 2022

Last week in South America, heightened levels of violence continued in Chile as student demonstrations turned violent in Santiago and suspected Indigenous militia members attacked forestry workers and police in the southern regions. In Colombia, a local social leader was killed during a multiple-fatality clash between the Gulf Clan and police forces in Antioquia department.…

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