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: Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
5-11 February 2022

17 February 2022

Last week in Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, farmers held demonstrations across Greece and France against rising production costs and the alleged lack of support from the government. A violent demonstration against the construction of a migrant camp and an explosion at an Orthodox Christian society building contributed to an increase in violence in…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
5-11 February 2022

17 February 2022

Last week in the Middle East, a Houthi drone attack injured civilians in Saudi Arabia, while no attacks were recorded in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the first time in four weeks. In Yemen, fighting raged in Hajjah governorate and decreased significantly in Marib governorate, while five UN staff were abducted in Abyan governorate.…

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Regional Overview: East Asia Pacific
5-11 February

17 February 2022

Last week in the East Asia Pacific region, armed clashes between the Myanmar military and the United League of Arakan/Arakan Army (ULA/AA) increased in northern Rakhine state. In Sagaing region, military forces launched a deadly two-day offensive on Taung Pyin Nge village, using ground and air attacks. In the Philippines, there was an increase in…

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Regional Overview: South Asia and Afghanistan
5-11 February 2022

17 February 2022

Last week in South Asia and Afghanistan, attacks against civilians continued in Afghanistan as Taliban detentions targeting journalists raised concerns about press freedom. The National Resistance Front (NRF) and Islamic State (IS) also continued their attacks against the Taliban. In Pakistan, Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) increased attacks on security forces, while Baloch separatist groups engaged in…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
5-11 February 2022

17 February 2022

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, violence increased amid attacks targeting human rights defenders and journalists in several countries, as well as gang attacks on civilians in Mexico, Haiti, El Salvador, and Jamaica. In Guatemala, unidentified assailants killed a member of the Farmers Development Committee (CODECA). In Cuba, state forces attacked the…

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Regional Overview: Africa
5-11 February 2022

17 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, suspected Islamist militants launched several fatal attacks in Benin; infighting between Al Qaeda and Islamic State-affiliated militants was reported in Mali; unknown gunmen attacked the interim prime…

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