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 Asia and Afghanistan
12-18 March 2022

24 March 2022

Last week in South Asia and Afghanistan, clashes between the Taliban and the National Resistance Front (NRF) continued in Afghanistan, while a new anti-Taliban armed group emerged and conducted attacks on Taliban forces. Meanwhile, the Taliban continued to target former government and security forces members and detained journalists. In Pakistan, Baloch separatists clashed with security…

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ACLED-Religion Overview
5-11 March 2022

17 March 2022

Last week in the Middle East and North Africa, state authorities closed down religious sites ahead of religious holidays in Israel, Palestine, and Yemen and repressed religious practices. In Israel, authorities shut down the tomb of a prominent religious figure, citing security concerns. In Palestine, Israeli military forces prevented Muslim worshippers from praying or carrying…

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Regional Overview: South America
5-11 March 2022

17 March 2022

Last week in South America, demonstrations broke out in Argentina ahead of congress’s approval of a new agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In Chile, a Mapuche armed group attacked forestry and mining companies in the Araucanía and Biobío regions, while on 11 March, new President Gabriel Boric was sworn-in. In Colombia, increased violence…

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Regional Overview: United States and Canada
5-11 March 2022

17 March 2022

Last week, the Russian invasion of Ukraine remained the largest driver of demonstration activity in the United States and Canada, as both countries continued to experience a swell in demonstration events in solidarity with Ukraine. Despite this continued activity, demonstration levels in the United States moderately decreased last week. Meanwhile, demonstration levels in Canada continued…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
5-11 March 2022

17 March 2022

In the Middle East, political violence dropped significantly in Yemen last week, reaching its lowest level since September 2021. In Saudi Arabia, Houthi forces carried out drone attacks targeting several oil facilities. In Syria, overall levels of violence declined amid decreasing numbers of Russian and Turkish airstrikes. In Iraq, the Islamic State (IS) resumed combat…

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Regional Overview: Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
5-11 March 2022

17 March 2022

Last week in Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, the Russian invasion of Ukraine entered its third week. The ongoing invasion continued to drive demonstration activity across the region in support of Ukraine. Meanwhile, women’s rights demonstrations were also held across the region to commemorate International Women’s Day on 8 March. The migrant crisis continued…

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