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: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
8-14 January 2022

20 January 2022

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, violence increased amid gang-related attacks and targeted attacks against Indigenous communities in Mexico and Honduras. In Mexico, gang violence increased in Michoacan and San Luis Potosi states, with the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) carrying out several attacks using drones charged with explosives in Michoacan state.…

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Regional Overview: South Asia and Afghanistan
8-14 January 2022

20 January 2022

Last week in South Asia and Afghanistan, Taliban infighting took place in several provinces in Afghanistan, while groups of women protested the persecution of former security workers under Taliban governance. In Pakistan, security forces clashed with Islamic State (IS) militants in Balochistan province, while Baloch separatists launched targeted attacks against civilians and military forces. In…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
8-14 January 2022

20 January 2022

Last week in the Middle East, Giants Brigades forces entered Marib and Al Bayda governorates in Yemen after defeating Houthi forces in Shabwah. In Syria, unidentified gunmen detonated three IEDs in cities controlled by Turkey-backed factions in Aleppo province. In Iraq, Asaib Ahl Al Haq fighters discharged small arms fire to disperse rioters attempting to…

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Regional Overview: East and Southeast Asia
8-14 January 2022

19 January 2022

Last week in East and Southeast Asia, the Myanmar military carried out airstrikes in Kayah and Kayin states, as well as in the Sagaing region. North Korea conducted two new missile tests. In the Philippines, one person died in an IED explosion reportedly carried out by the Islamic State (IS)-linked group Al-Khobar. In Indonesia, a…

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Regional Overview: United States
11 December 2021-7 January 2022

13 January 2022

While demonstration levels in the United States declined towards the end of 2021, they rebounded in the first week of 2022, largely in connection with the first anniversary of the Capitol riot on 6 January. Overall, demonstrations during the past month were relatively subdued compared to the month prior, as the week of 25 December…

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Regional Overview: South America
11 December 2021-7 January 2022

13 January 2022

Over the past month in South America, violence decreased compared to the month prior, while demonstrations decreased by over half amidst the end-of-year holidays. In contrast, violence increased in Venezuela and Colombia, with multiple groups fighting over control of border areas in an outburst of violence in early January. In Chile, left-wing candidate Gabriel Boric…

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