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
6-12 August 2022

18 August 2022

Last week in the Middle East, political violence levels increased in Yemen as clashes between nominally allied anti-Houthi forces flared up in Shabwah governorate. In Syria, regime forces and opposition rebels clashed in Tafas in Dara province. In Iraq, rival Shiite groups continued to protest in the Baghdad Green Zone. In southeast Turkey, nine Kurdistan…

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Regional Overview: Africa
6-12 August 2022

18 August 2022

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, Islamist militants continued offensives in Burkina Faso and Mali; the Islamic State took control of areas in Egypt; Al Shabaab attacks displaced many in Somalia; the Cooperative…

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Regional Overview: United States and Canada
30 July-5 August 2022

11 August 2022

Last week in the United States and Canada, demonstration activity increased slightly in the United States and decreased slightly in Canada. In both countries, labor protests calling for better pay and working conditions made up the largest share of demonstration events. Meanwhile, ‘pro-choice’ demonstrations advocating for access to abortion made up the second-largest share of…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
30 July-5 August 2022

11 August 2022

Last week in the Middle East, overall political violence levels remained relatively stable in Yemen, as the UN-mediated truce was extended a second time for a two-month period, now running until 2 October. In Syria, violence against civilians increased last week. In Iraq, large demonstrations in the Baghdad Green Zone, calling for early elections and…

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Regional Overview: South America
30 July- 5 August 2022

11 August 2022

Last week in South America, Indigenous militias carried out several attacks against forestry companies and private property in Chile. Moreover, violence erupted between supporters and opponents of the newly proposed draft Chilean constitution, which will be put to a referendum on 4 September. In Colombia, violent attacks against civilians were registered in the Valle del…

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Regional Overview: Africa
30 July-5 August 2022

11 August 2022

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, armed groups targeted civilians on the Niger border with Nigeria; Islamist militants continued offensives in Burkina Faso, Niger, and Mali; an ambush by an armed group from…

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