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: Middle East
23-29 October 2021

4 November 2021

Last week in the Middle East, fighting between Houthi and pro-Hadi forces picked up in Taizz governorate, while Houthi forces continued their advances in the south of Marib governorate. In Syria, Israeli warplanes targeted regime and pro-regime militia positions in Quneitra, while Islamist groups clashed in Idlib and Lattakia governorates. In Iraq, the Islamic State…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
23-29 October 2021

4 November 2021

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, levels of gang violence and demonstrations remained high. In Haiti, the G-9 gang alliance staged an armed attack on the convoy of the minister for the interior and blocked roads around the main oil terminal in Port-au-Prince amid their demands for Prime Minister Ariel Henry to…

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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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