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
15 December 2021-21 January 2022

27 January 2022

Last week in the Middle East and North Africa, state authorities targeted dissident religious minorities, imposed official state interpretations of Islamic morality on their citizens, and desecrated religious sites. In Yemen, pro-Houthi forces abducted religious leaders from the Tablighi Jama’at group for refusing to mobilize people to join the frontlines alongside the Houthis. In Iran,…

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Regional Overview: United States
15-21 January 2022

27 January 2022

Demonstration levels in the United States increased last week as groups organized to express demands on a range of issues, particularly on 17 January — Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day. Demonstrators commemorating MLK Day called for the passage of voting rights legislation in at least 19 states and Washington, DC. Additionally, demonstration events by…

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Regional Overview: South America
15-21 January 2022

27 January 2022

Last week in South America, violence remained at similar levels compared to the week prior, while demonstrations increased by over a quarter. In Brazil, military forces and civil police occupied two favelas in Rio de Janeiro in a major operation to regain territorial control from drug trafficking and militia groups. In Venezuela, tensions on the…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
15-21 January 2022

27 January 2022

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, violence remained high amid clashes between migrants and state forces, and gang-related attacks in several countries. In Guatemala, a caravan of migrants from Honduras and Nicaragua turned violent as migrants clashed with police and military officers. Meanwhile, migrants demonstrated in Mexico’s Chiapas state, demanding permits to…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
15-21 January 2022

27 January 2022

Last week in the Middle East, a Houthi drone and missile attack killed three civilians in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Retaliatory airstrikes on Yemen caused a four-day internet outage in the country and killed scores in Sadah governorate as a detention center was struck. In Syria, almost 90 Islamic State (IS) militants escaped from…

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Regional Overview: Africa
15-21 January 2022

27 January 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, Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin (JNIM) was the most active armed group in Western Africa; Islamic State militants resumed violence in Libya; security forces operations in Kenya and…

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