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: South Asia and Afghanistan
25 September-1 October 2021

6 October 2021

Last week in South Asia and Afghanistan, the Islamic State (IS) continued attacks targeting both the Taliban and civilians in Afghanistan. State security forces intensified operations against the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Pakistan, as the Pakistani government announced new negotiations with the TTP, despite denials from the militant group. IS militants also reemerged in Pakistan,…

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Regional Overview: Africa
25 September-1 October 2021

6 October 2021

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, fighting between Boko Haram and Islamic State militants left scores dead in Nigeria; Kenyan airstrikes targeting Al Shabaab fighters reportedly hit civilians in Somalia; and the Sudanese government claimed to have…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
25 September-1 October 2021

6 October 2021

Last week in the Middle East, Houthi forces continued their offensive in the southern parts of Marib governorate in Yemen. In Syria, Russian warplanes carried out airstrikes on a Hamza Brigade camp in Afrin district of Aleppo. Meanwhile in Iraq, hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets in major cities to mark the anniversary of…

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ACLED-Religion Overview
18-24 September 2021

30 September 2021

Last week in the Middle East and North Africa, members of dissident religious minorities and groups were targeted with religious repression. In Palestine, the third prominent Jewish holiday of the month brought a new set of restrictions targeting Palestinian religious practice. In Israel, an aspect of Haredi religious practice has increasingly become a point of…

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Regional Overview: Africa
18-24 September 2021

30 September 2021

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, the government extended the ‘State of Siege’ operation once again in the Democratic Republic of Congo; a series of remote attacks hit Burundi; a failed coup attempt was reported in Sudan;…

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Regional Overview: Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
18-24 September 2021

30 September 2021

Last week in Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, disorder increased. Election-related violence was reported in Russia, as official results of Russian parliamentary elections confirmed victory for the ruling party. In Germany and France, individual gunmen carried out separate shootings after being asked to follow government-mandated coronavirus measures. Meanwhile, climate activists held demonstrations across Europe,…

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