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, Caucasus, and Central Asia
7-13 May 2022

19 May 2022

Last week in Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, the region saw continued violence in the Russian military invasion of Ukraine and along the Armenia-Artsakh-Azerbaijan Line of Contact. Demonstrations were recorded in countries across the region related to several causes, including the Russian invasion of Ukraine, women’s reproductive rights, and in Greece, police presence on…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
7-13 May 2022

19 May 2022

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, gang violence remained high, while rising fuel prices triggered demonstrations by transportation workers in Honduras and Panama. In Haiti, the 400 Mawozo gang kidnapped 17 passengers on a bus in Croix-des-Bouquet district and police clashed with gangs amid security operations. In Mexico, gang attacks targeting journalists…

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Regional Overview: South Asia and Afghanistan
7-13 May 2022

19 May 2022

Last week in South Asia and Afghanistan, the Taliban targeted the National Resistance Front (NRF) in northern Afghanistan, causing civilian fatalities and displacement. The Islamic State (IS) and anti-Taliban groups also clashed with the Taliban, while Taliban authorities introduced further restrictions on women, triggering protests. In Pakistan, Baloch separatists continued to target state forces and…

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Regional Overview: Africa
7-13 May 2022

19 May 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, violent events were highest in the Democratic Republic of Congo following deadly attacks on miners in Ituri province; Islamist violence with JNIM spilled over into Togo for…

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Regional Overview: United States and Canada
23 April-6 May 2022

12 May 2022

Over the past two weeks, demonstration activity in the United States increased slightly before spiking to its highest levels since the week of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This is largely attributable to a nationwide wave of demonstrations in support of continued access to legal abortion, following the leak of an initial draft majority opinion…

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Regional Overview: South America
23 April-6 May 2022

12 May 2022

Over the past two weeks in South America, violence slightly increased in the region, while demonstrations fell by almost a quarter compared to the weeks prior. In Colombia, organized political violence increased as the Gulf Clan increased their activity and declared a curfew in several departments in response to the extradition of a cartel leader.…

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