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: East and Southeast Asia
11 December 2021-7 January 2022

12 January 2022

Over the past month in East and Southeast Asia, heavy fighting between the military and ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) and resistance groups continued in Myanmar. On 24 December, military troops captured and burned alive at least 35 civilians in Hpruso township, Kayah state. Meanwhile, the Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen met with the Myanmar regime…

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Regional Overview: Africa
11 December 2021-7 January 2022

12 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. During the past four weeks in Africa, Islamist militants engaged in deadly clashes in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Nigeria amid continuing military operations against these groups; attacks by Al Qaeda affiliated…

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ACLED-Religion Overview
4-10 December 2021

16 December 2021

Last week in the Middle East and North Africa, a number of morality-related events were reported, while state authorities intervened in the administration and maintenance of mosques. In Iran, state forces shut down a tourist spot for morality-related violations, and cut fuel and electricity supply to Sunni mosques and schools in Saravan county. In Iraq,…

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Regional Overview: United States
4-10 December 2021

16 December 2021

Demonstration events in the United States decreased last week compared to the week prior. Labor groups, including health workers and teachers, led the largest share of demonstration events last week — the majority of which call for improved working conditions. The second largest share of demonstration events last week involved students, focusing on a variety…

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Regional Overview: Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
4-10 December 2021

16 December 2021

Last week, in Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, the migrant crisis along the Belarusian-Polish border continued. The Bosnian Serb government in Bosnia and Herzegovina moved further towards secession by starting a withdrawal procedure from a number of joint institutions. Demonstration activity around coronavirus-related measures have increased in Germany and Austria, and large demonstrations became…

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Regional Overview: South America
4-10 December 2021

16 December 2021

Last week in South America, political violence remained at similar levels compared with the week prior. In Venezuela, two top leaders of the Segunda Marquetalia dissident faction of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) were killed in separate events in Apure state. Meanwhile, opposition groups continued to protest in Barinas state against the results…

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