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: Middle East
13 August-9 September 2022

15 September 2022

Over the past month in the Middle East, UAE-backed forces continued to gain territory in southern Yemen, where they faced the deadliest attack by Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in the country since 2017. In Taizz governorate, worsening fighting between Houthi and anti-Houthi forces caused violence levels to spike in the last two…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
13 August-9 September 2022

15 September 2022

Over the past month in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, attacks targeting journalists, social leaders, and politicians continued in Mexico and Guatemala, while anti-government demonstrations were recorded in Haiti and Cuba. In Mexico, armed suspects killed two journalists, while a woman activist for the disappeared was killed by gunmen on the International Day of…

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Regional Overview: Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus
13 August-9 September 2022

15 September 2022

Over the past month in Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia, the Russian military invasion of Ukraine continued into its seventh month, with Ukrainian forces conducting successful counterattacks in the Kherson and Kharkiv regions. Violence related to the Russian invasion also continued to spill across the border into Russia. The six-month anniversary of the invasion, which…

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Regional Overview: Africa
13 August-9 September 2022

14 September 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. In the last month in Africa, Islamist militants continued offensives in Burkina Faso and Mali, military operations against militias in Nigeria led to a movement of militants to Sokoto state; levels…

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Regional Overview: South America
6-12 August 2022

18 August 2022

Last week in South America, new Colombian President Gustavo Petro was sworn in on 7 August. Meanwhile, the Gulf Clan and dissidents of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) continued to perpetrate targeted attacks against civilians. In Brazil, nationwide protests took place in support of democracy and free elections, while clashes involving drug trafficking…

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Regional Overview: United States and Canada
6-12 August 2022

18 August 2022

Last week in the United States and Canada, demonstration activity decreased slightly in the United States and increased slightly in Canada. Labor demonstrations made up the largest share of events last week in both Canada and the United States. In the former, demonstrations for environmental causes made up the second-largest share of events. Meanwhile, a…

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