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: East Asia Pacific
30 July-5 August 2022

11 August 2022

Last week in the East Asia Pacific region, fighting broke out between the military and ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) in Kachin, Rakhine, and Chin states. The Myanmar military also continued to carry out arrests and attacks on civilians across multiple regions, including in Yangon, Mandalay, and Sagaing regions. In Thailand, suspected Muslim Malay separatists set…

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Regional Overview: South Asia and Afghanistan
30 July-5 August 2022

11 August 2022

Last week in South Asia and Afghanistan, the United States (US) killed Al Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahri in a drone strike in Afghanistan, as the Islamic State (IS) and anti-Taliban groups continued to clash with the Taliban. IS also attacked Shiite civilians in Kabul during a holy period for the community. In Pakistan, Baloch separatists…

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Regional Overview: Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
30 July-5 August 2022

11 August 2022

Last week in Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia, the Russian military invasion of Ukraine continued, while fighting also intensified along the Artsakh-Azerbaijan Line of Contact. Protests against LGBT+ events were recorded in the United Kingdom, while farmers protested across the region. In Ukraine, fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces continued in the eastern and southern…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
30 July-5 August 2022

11 August 2022

Last week, in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, gang violence remained high in Haiti, Mexico, and Jamaica. Meanwhile, a journalist was killed in a targeted attack in Mexico, and police arrested a prominent journalist and government critic in Guatemala, prompting demonstrations. In Haiti, police carried out security operations in Ouest and Artibonite departments, targeting…

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Regional Overview: South America
23-29 July 2022

4 August 2022

Last week in South America, Indigenous militias carried out several attacks in southern Chile against forestry companies, private property, and a Catholic church. In Colombia, the Gulf Clan clashed with state forces in the departments of Antioquia and Bolívar, resulting in at least eight deaths. In Suriname, citizens took to the streets for the second…

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Regional Overview: United States and Canada
23-29 July 2022

4 August 2022

Last week in the United States and Canada, demonstration activity remained stable in the United States and increased slightly in Canada, following a lull in activity the week prior. In Canada, labor demonstrations accounted for more than half of all demonstration events last week, roughly doubling in number compared to the week prior. Demonstrations led…

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