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 – Europe 1 May 2019

1 May 2019

Last week, anti-government demonstrations in Albania flared and turned violent and anti-government demonstrations in Serbia appear to have lost momentum. The situation in Ukraine during and after the presidential elections on 21 April remained calm, while the conflict in Donbass continues. In Russia, demonstration event numbers remained low, but these may rise in the coming…

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Regional Overview – Asia 30 April 2019

30 April 2019

The biggest developments in the South and Southeast Asian region last week included the deadly Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka and heavy fighting between Taliban and Afghan security forces in Afghanistan. Key trends in the region include: organized violence involving domestic rebel groups in Pakistan and Myanmar; separatist violence in Thailand, Indonesia, and the…

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Regional Overview – Africa 30 April 2019

30 April 2019

Key developments in Africa in the week of April 21st include the deterioration of the security situation in the Soum province of Burkina Faso; the United States airstrikes on Islamic State targets in northern Somalia amid reduced overall activity in the country; the continued unrest in Zamfara and Borno states in Nigeria; and the continuing…

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Regional Overview – Middle East 23 April 2019

23 April 2019

Key trends in the Middle East last week included an increase in Israeli demolitions in East Jerusalem (and accompanying regional backlash), as well as labour demonstrations by state employees in multiple countries. Elsewhere, Islamic State (IS) insurgents were involved in several high-profile battles in Iraq and Syria, while in the latter there were notable key…

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Regional Overview – Europe 23 April 2019

23 April 2019

Last week, no major changes in protest and political violence levels in Europe occurred and few new significant developments were reported. In the Balkans, Southeastern, and Eastern Europe, a handful of demonstrations took place around government policies, labour disputes, and other social issues — similar to that seen in prior weeks. The vast majority of…

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Regional Overview – Asia 23 April 2019

23 April 2019

Key trends in the South and Southeast Asian region last week include: targeted attacks in Afghanistan stemming from the Taliban spring offensive (and the Easter bombings early this week in Sri Lanka); violence involving domestic rebel groups in Pakistan, Myanmar, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand; election-related violence and disorder in both India and Indonesia; and…

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