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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ACLED-Religion Overview
12-18 February 2022

25 February 2022

Last week in the Middle East and North Africa, state authorities persecuted religious minorities. In Iran, state authorities continued their repression of non-Shiite religious minorities. In Israel, Haredi civilians continued their struggle against selling non-kosher cell phones in Haredi neighborhoods. In Yemen, pro-Houthi authorities targeted civilians for their public expressions celebrating Valentine’s Day.   Last week…

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Regional Overview: United States and Canada
12-18 February 2022

24 February 2022

Demonstrations continued at relatively stable rates in both Canada and the United States last week. In Canada, anti-vaccine mandate ‘Freedom Convoy’ demonstrations drove demonstration activity for the fourth consecutive week, though a number of blockades along the border with the United States were broken up over the course of the week. Demonstrations featuring Indigenous groups…

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Regional Overview: South America
12-18 February 2022

24 February 2022

Last week in South America, violence decreased across the region compared to the week prior, while demonstrations slightly increased. In Brazil, violence increased in Rio Grande do Sul state amid a territorial dispute between drug trafficking groups. At the same time, an internal feud inside the First Capital Command (PCC) led to targeted attacks in…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
12-18 February 2022

24 February 2022

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, gang violence remained high, with outbreaks of deadly violence in Mexico, Honduras, and Puerto Rico. In Puerto Rico, violence spiked last week amid attacks by armed suspects against civilians and clashes between rival gangs. In Mexico, criminal groups continued to fight for control of drug trafficking…

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Regional Overview: Africa
12-18 February 2022

23 February 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, French and European forces announced a withdrawal from Mali; Paul-Henri Sandaogo took office as president in Burkina Faso; political disorder grew in Nigeria with upcoming gubernatorial elections;…

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Regional Overview: East Asia Pacific
12-18 February 2022

23 February 2022

Last week in the East Asia Pacific region, clashes erupted in southern Shan state between the Myanmar military and a coalition of multiple defense groups and the Karenni National Progressive Party/Karenni Army (KNPP/KA). Meanwhile, the military commemorated the 75th anniversary of the ‘Union of Burma’ on 12 February and invited ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) to…

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