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
23 April-6 May 2022

12 May 2022

A number of new developments took place over the past two weeks in the East Asia Pacific region. In Myanmar, fighting between the military and resistance groups continued amid the emergence of new pro-junta militias. North Korea held a large military parade and conducted its 14th missile test of 2022. Islamist and rebel violence were…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
23 April-6 May 2022

12 May 2022

In the last two weeks in the Middle East, political violence levels remained relatively low in Yemen, as the country entered the fourth and fifth weeks of the two-month UN-sponsored truce, which came into effect on 2 April. In Syria, Israel targeted Iranian-backed militias outside Damascus city. In Iraq, the Sinjar Resistance Units (YBS) and…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
23 April-6 May 2022

12 May 2022

During the past two weeks in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, gang warfare intensified in Haiti and Mexico, while violence against civilians increased in Honduras and Jamaica. In Haiti, dozens of civilians were killed as clashes between the 400 Mawozo gang and the Chien Méchant gang in the northern districts of Ouest department drove…

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Regional Overview: Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
23 April-6 May 2022

12 May 2022

A number of new developments took place during the last two weeks in Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus. Russian forces continued their invasion of Ukraine, inciting anti-war demonstrations across the region. Meanwhile, Russian regional authorities and separatist authorities in Transnistria in Moldova accused Ukraine of firing at their territory. A statement from the Armenian…

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Regional Overview: South Asia and Afghanistan
23 April-6 May 2022

12 May 2022

A number of new developments took place over the past two weeks in South Asia and Afghanistan. In Afghanistan, Taliban forces came under attacks from Islamic State (IS) and anti-Taliban groups, while multiple explosions around Eid Al Fitr resulted in the deaths of over 60 people. In Pakistan, Baloch separatists launched attacks in Balochistan and…

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Regional Overview: Africa
23 April-6 May 2022

12 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. During the last two weeks in Africa, levels of violence remained high in the Sahel and Lake Chad Basin countries, with continued activity by Islamist militants. In Cameroon, Ambazonian separatists kidnapped…

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