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
20-26 November 2021

2 December 2021

Last week in South Asia and Afghanistan, the Islamic State (IS) and unidentified groups continued to attack Taliban forces in Afghanistan, while protests took place demanding women’s rights and economic development in the country. In Pakistan, Baloch separatists attacked security forces and workers in Balochistan province. Incidents of Naxal-Maoist violence increased in India, as Naxal-Maoists…

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Regional Overview: South America
20-26 November 2021

2 December 2021

Last week in South America, violence remained at similar levels compared to the week prior, while demonstration events significantly increased. On 21 November, regional elections took place in Venezuela, while the first round of presidential elections was held in Chile. In Venezuela, armed groups interfered in the vote, leading to outbursts of violence by pro-government…

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Regional Overview: Africa
20-26 November 2021

2 December 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, demonstrators blocked a French logistics convoy in Burkina Faso; a suicide bombing attack by Al Shabaab militants targeted journalists in Somalia; and a deal struck between the…

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Regional Overview: East and Southeast Asia
20-26 November 2021

2 December 2021

Last week in East and Southeast Asia, at least six civilians were injured as unidentified armed groups detonated multiple explosive devices at or near schools in Myanmar’s Kachin state. Meanwhile, clashes between military troops and local defense groups were reported in several townships in Sagaing region. In Indonesia, the separatist West Papua National Liberation Army…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
20-26 November 2021

1 December 2021

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, demonstrations increased, largely due to demonstrations across the region in commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November. During a demonstration opposing violence against women in Mexico, a woman was killed with a stray bullet when members of a…

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ACLED-Religion Overview
13-19 November

25 November 2021

Last week in the Middle East and North Africa, morality-related events increased for a third consecutive week, while state-sponsored harassment and repression of minorities continued unabated. In Iraq, the governor of Erbil province established a new committee to regulate the activities of nightclubs, while the minister of education imposed a modest dress code on teachers.…

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