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
9-15 July 2022

21 July 2022

Last week in the East Asia Pacific region, fighting broke out between the Myanmar military and the Cobra Column in Kayin state, and between the military and the Kachin Independence Organization/Kachin Independence Army (KIO/KIA) in Kachin state. Operation Nan Htike Aung, under the National Unity Government (NUG), resumed in some parts of Yangon and Tanintharyi…

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Regional Overview: Africa
9-15 July 2022

21 July 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, levels of violence remained high in the Sahel region as Islamist militants continued offensives in Burkina Faso and Mali; political tension arose between the Ivory Coast and…

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Regional Overview: South Asia and Afghanistan
2-8 July 2022

14 July 2022

Last week in South Asia and Afghanistan, the Islamic State (IS) and anti-Taliban groups continued to clash with the Taliban forces across the country, with incidents reported of civilians caught in the crossfire or being deliberately targeted during the clashes. In Pakistan, IS militants and unidentified armed groups targeted security forces and civilians in Khyber…

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Regional Overview: Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
2-8 July 2022

14 July 2022

Last week in Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia, the Russian military invasion of Ukraine continued, with violence also spilling across the border into Russia. In Uzbekistan, police deployed deadly force against demonstrators. Far-left violence increased in Greece in solidarity with a jailed anarchist. LGBT+ Pride marches continued across the region, as well as solidarity demonstrations…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
2-8 July 2022

14 July 2022

Violence remained high in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean last week, driven by attacks on government officials in Mexico, Haiti, and Honduras. In Mexico, conflict between the Los Ardillos gang and local self-defense groups intensified with a new explosive-charged drone attack, while criminal groups blocked roads in Michoacán and Sonora states following security operations.…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
2-8 July 2022

14 July 2022

Last week in the Middle East, overall political violence levels remained stable in Yemen for the third consecutive week, although seeing a slight decline. In Syria, Israeli warplanes targeted Hezbollah positions in Tartous and Quneitra provinces. In Iraq, the Turkish air Operation Claw Lock escalated significantly. In Turkey, Turkish soldiers killed five Kurdistan Workers Party…

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