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 America
11-17 September 2021

22 September 2021

Last week in South America, organized political violence levels continued at similar levels compared to the week prior, while demonstrations decreased. In Brazil, fighting between criminal groups intensified in the state of Rio de Janeiro over a territorial dispute, while anti-government protests continued to take place, albeit at lower levels. Military forces continued to clash…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
11-17 September 2021

22 September 2021

Last week in the Middle East, widespread demonstrations in southern Yemen led to the declaration of a state of emergency by the Southern Transitional Council (STC), while Houthi forces made territorial gains in both Al Bayda and Shabwah governorates. In Saudi Arabia, state forces reportedly tortured a Yemeni man to death on suspicions of links…

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Regional Overview: South Asia and Afghanistan
11-17 September 2021

22 September 2021

Last week in South Asia, demonstrations took place in Afghanistan’s Kandahar and Gizab cities against the Taliban’s decision to evict some residential houses. Meanwhile, the Taliban also targeted former Afghan security forces. Security forces in Pakistan ramped up operations against militants in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. In India, unidentified militants conducted a grenade attack in Jammu…

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Regional Overview: East and Southeast Asia
11-17 September 2021

22 September 2021

Last week in East and Southeast Asia, anti-coup protesters in Myanmar held rallies urging the UN to retain Myanmar’s incumbent permanent representative ahead of the opening of the UN General Assembly. Meanwhile, the military intensified its crackdown on suspected members of the People’s Defense Force (PDF) following the declaration of a “people’s defensive war” by…

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Regional Overview: Africa
11-17 September 2021

22 September 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, two Islamic State leaders were announced killed in the month of August in Mali and Nigeria; clashes broke out between formerly allied Haftar forces and Chadian rebels in the south of…

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ACLED-Religion Overview
31 July-10 September 2021

17 September 2021

Last month in the Middle East and North Africa, religious repression was reported across the region, mainly driven by religious celebrations, morality enforcement, and the prevention of religious practice. In Bahrain, authorities cracked down on Shiite religious practice during the Islamic lunar month of Muharram which commenced on 10 August — a period with many…

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