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: United States
8-14 January 2022

20 January 2022

Demonstration levels in the United States declined last week, following a spike during the week of 6 January around the first anniversary of the Capitol riot. Demonstration events involving labor groups – particularly those led by health workers – surged last week, constituting the largest share of demonstration events. Similarly, demonstration events related to the…

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Regional Overview: South America
8-14 January 2022

20 January 2022

Last week in South America, violence remained at the same levels compared to the week prior, while demonstrations slightly decreased. In Brazil, three members of the same family of environmentalists were shot and killed in Pará state. At the same time, violence increased in Mato Grosso state amid clashes between state forces and organized crime…

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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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