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: South Asia and Afghanistan
29 January-4 February 2022

10 February 2022

Last week in South Asia and Afghanistan, clashes between the National Resistance Front (NRF) and the Taliban took place in Afghanistan. The Islamic State (IS) and unidentified groups also targeted Taliban forces, while Taliban repression of journalists continued. In Pakistan, Baloch separatists used remote violence tactics against security forces in Balochistan province. Meanwhile, Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
22-28 January 2022

3 February 2022

Last week in the Middle East, Houthi forces targeted the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the second consecutive week, prompting retaliatory airstrikes from the Saudi-led coalition throughout Yemen. On the ground, Houthi forces lost ground in both Marib and Taizz governorates. Organized violence increased in Iraq last week, with Islamic State (IS) activity driving increases…

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ACLED-Religion Overview
22-28 January 2022

3 February 2022

Last week in the Middle East and North Africa, authorities continued to impose state-sanctioned morality on their citizens, and to harass religious minorities and restrict their activities. In Yemen, both pro-Houthi and pro-Hadi authorities targeted the local alcohol manufacturing trade, arresting civilians for making and selling alcohol. In Egypt, the administrative court dismissed a case…

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Regional Overview: United States and Canada
22-28 January 2022

3 February 2022

Demonstrations continued in the United States and Canada last week. In the United States, demonstration levels declined following a peak in activity on Martin Luther King Jr. Day the week prior. However, demonstrations related to the COVID-19 pandemic increased sharply, making up the largest share of events. Demonstration events in which labor groups called for…

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Regional Overview: South America
22-28 January 2022

3 February 2022

Last week in South America, violence decreased compared to the week prior, while demonstrations increased. In Brazil, violence increased in Pará state amid clashes between organized crime groups and state forces. At the same time, violence continued unabated in Bahia state as drug trafficking groups attacked civilians and clashed with state forces. In Venezuela, a…

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Regional Overview: Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
22-28 January 2022

3 February 2022

Last week, in Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, clashes were reported on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border, the Armenia-Artsakh-Azerbaijan Line of Contact, and in the Donbas region in Ukraine. The migrant crisis continued along the Belarusian-Polish border, with fresh clashes between Polish state forces and migrants. New reports of police violence against activists in the aftermath…

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