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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ACLED-Religion Overview
9-15 October 2021

21 October 2021

Last week across the Middle East and North Africa, the desecration of religious property and the imposition of religious norms led to clashes, and the repression of religious minorities continued. In Israel and Palestine, the Israeli demolition of a historic Muslim cemetery led to violent clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces in East Jerusalem.…

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Regional Overview: United States
9-15 October 2021

21 October 2021

Demonstration levels in the United States decreased significantly last week following a surge around the annual Women’s March during the first week of October, marking the fewest demonstration events since early July 2021. As multiple unions held nationwide strikes, labor-related demonstrations increased last week, making up the largest share of all demonstration events. Meanwhile, demonstrations…

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Regional Overview: South Asia and Afghanistan
9-15 October 2021

21 October 2021

Last week in South Asia and Afghanistan, Islamic State (IS) attacks against civilians continued in Afghanistan, as National Resistance Front (NRF) forces and the Taliban reportedly clashed in Baghlan province. In India, Islamist militants and security forces clashed in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). Meanwhile, a separatist Kuki ethnic armed militia targeted civilians and exchanged fire…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
9-15 October 2021

21 October 2021

Last week in the Middle East, Houthi forces continued to make gains in the south of Marib governorate in Yemen and advanced into further areas of Shabwah governorate. In Syria, a People’s Protection Units (YPG) guided missile attack targeted a Turkish vehicle in Aleppo province, killing at least one soldier and wounding others. Meanwhile, Israeli…

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Regional Overview: South America
9-15 October 2021

21 October 2021

Last week in South America, at least two former members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) were killed in Colombia. In Chile, the government declared a new state of emergency in four southern provinces, following increased activity from suspected Indigenous militia groups. In Brazil, four gang suspects were killed during a clash with…

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Regional Overview: Africa
9-15 October 2021

20 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, Burkinabe forces intensified airstrikes against Islamist militants; the government of the Central African Republic declared a unilateral ceasefire; two deadly attacks hit the capital in Somalia; and…

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