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
4-10 September 2021

16 September 2021

Last week in the Middle East, the number of Saudi-led coalition airstrikes surged in Taizz and Sadah governorates in Yemen. At the same time, overall levels of political violence decreased in Yemen, including in Marib. In Saudi Arabia, a Houthi attack caused civilian injuries for the second time in two weeks. In Syria, regime forces…

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Regional Overview: Africa
4-10 September 2021

15 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, a coup d’état toppled President Alpha Condé in Guinea; the ruling Islamist party lost parliamentary elections in Morocco; the most lethal attack against civilians in more than a year was reported…

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Regional Overview: United States
31 July-3 September 2021

10 September 2021

Over the past month, demonstration levels have remained relatively consistent compared to the month prior, though the motivations behind demonstrations have significantly changed. The number of demonstration events in August that focused on the COVID-19 pandemic was more than four times the number reported in July. Meanwhile, demonstrations involving labor and environmental groups — the…

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Regional Overview: Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
31 July-3 September 2021

9 September 2021

Last month in Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, demonstration activity decreased overall. The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan resulted in an influx of refugees and some military interactions in Uzbekistan, while demonstrations in solidarity with the Afghan people were staged across many countries. Extinction Rebellion held many climate demonstrations in the United Kingdom resulting in…

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Regional Overview: East and Southeast Asia
31 July-3 September 2021

9 September 2021

Last month in East and Southeast Asia, the military regime in Myanmar announced the formation of a new caretaker government led by the regime chair in his new self-appointed position as prime minister. Meanwhile, anti-coup demonstrations continued as protesters rallied on 8 August to mark the anniversary of the 1988 pro-democracy uprising. Deadly clashes between…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
31 July-3 September 2021

9 September 2021

Last month in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, violence against civilians remained high. In Haiti, rising gang violence hampered humanitarian efforts to assist the victims of the 14 August earthquake. In Nicaragua, at least 12 members of the Mayangna and the Miskito Indigenous communities were killed by a group of armed settlers that invaded…

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