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 – Middle East 21 May 2019

22 May 2019

Developments in the Middle East region last week included a general reduction in conflict, likely a result of the holy month of Ramadan, and increased visibility of women-led protests in Turkey and Iran. Meanwhile, there were several updates in ongoing armed conflicts in Israel/Palestine, Iraq, Syria, and Yemen. Last week in Turkey, women’s groups took…

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Regional Overview – Asia 21 May 2019

21 May 2019

The biggest developments in the South and Southeast Asian region last week included escalating anti-Muslim riots in Sri Lanka and heavy fighting between Taliban and Afghan security forces in Afghanistan. Fighting between state forces and domestic rebel groups in Pakistan, Myanmar, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines was also recorded as were demonstrations and election-related violence…

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Regional Overview – Africa 21 May 2019

21 May 2019

Major developments for the week of May 12th include successful military offensives in Nigeria, a large reported Islamic State attack in Niger, several al Shabaab bombings in Somalia, continued violence in Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu and political turmoil in Central African Republic and Sudan. In Nigeria, military forces made significant inroads against Boko…

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Regional Overview – Europe 15 May 2019

15 May 2019

Last week, anti-government demonstrations in Albania escalated when a large demonstration in the capital turned violent. In Serbia, the opposition tries to regain some momentum after anti-government protest activity declined in prior weeks, and in Romania, anti-government protests are picking up surrounding an anti-corruption referendum to be held on 26 May. The situation in Ukraine…

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Regional Overview – Middle East 14 May 2019

14 May 2019

Developments in the Middle East region last week included a surge in conflict along the Gaza border and increased demonstrations in Turkey and Iran related to current political events. Meanwhile, there were several updates in ongoing armed conflicts in Yemen, Iraq, and Syria. In Israel/Palestine, there was a flare-up in violence last week along the…

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Regional Overview – Asia 14 May 2019

14 May 2019

The key trends in the South and Southeast Asian region last week included heavy fighting between Taliban and Afghan security forces in Afghanistan; organized violence involving domestic rebel groups in Pakistan and Myanmar; separatist violence in Thailand; and election-related protests and violence in India, the Philippines, and Indonesia. In Afghanistan last week, heavy fighting continued…

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