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: Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
23-29 October 2021

4 November 2021

Last week, in Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, incidents of police violence in Greece sparked demonstrations across the country. In Portugal, the mass resignation of health workers from a hospital in Setubal prompted demonstrations. In the United Kingdom, students and young women demonstrated against drink spiking and ‘needle spiking’ at nightclubs. Meanwhile, demonstrations were…

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Regional Overview: Africa
23-29 October 2021

3 November 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, a military coup toppled the civilian-led transitional government in Sudan, Islamic State-allied fighters launched remote attacks in Uganda, and violence escalated between Somali security forces and a…

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Regional Overview: South Asia and Afghanistan
23-29 October 2021

3 November 2021

Last week in South Asia and Afghanistan, Taliban forces continued to clash with unidentified armed groups and the Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan, while unknown perpetrators launched targeted attacks on civilians, especially former security members. In Pakistan, Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants attacked security forces in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, as Pakistani security forces and Baloch separatist…

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Regional Overview: United States
16-22 October 2021

29 October 2021

Demonstration levels in the United States increased slightly last week compared to the week prior, largely due to a considerable increase in demonstration events related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pandemic-related demonstrations, a clear majority of which were against vaccines and vaccine mandates, constituted the largest share of demonstration events last week. Meanwhile, labor demonstration events…

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ACLED-Religion Overview
16-22 October 2021

28 October 2021

Last week in the Middle East and North Africa, Muslim celebrations of the Mawlid – the birth of Prophet Muhammad – were accompanied by religious repression and violence. In Israel and Palestine, the celebrations led to violent clashes between Palestinian Muslim worshippers and Israeli security forces in East Jerusalem and Hebron city. In Yemen, pro-Houthi…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
16-22 October 2021

27 October 2021

Last week in the Middle East, clashes subsided in Marib governorate in Yemen at the same time as Saudi-led coalition airstrike events in the governorate reached record levels. Saudi-led coalition airstrikes also hit Houthi targets in Sanaa city, a day after a Houthi missile attack struck a military base in Saudi Arabia. In Syria, two…

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