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: Africa
24-30 July 2021

4 August 2021

A separate, weekly discussion of the ongoing conflict in Mozambique and Ethiopia can be found in the Cabo Ligado and Ethiopia Peace Observatory projects, respectively. Last week in Africa, demonstrations spiked in Tunisia following the President’s decision to oust the government and freeze the Parliament; Islamic State West Africa (ISWAP) militants perpetrated two deadly attacks…

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ACLED-Religion Overview
17-23 July 2021

30 July 2021

Last week in the Middle East and North Africa, religious repression related to Eid Al Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) constituted the bulk of events. In East Jerusalem, clashes between Muslim worshippers and Israeli police were prompted by the co-occurance of Tisha B’Av — a Jewish day of mourning that marks the destruction of the…

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Regional Overview: United States
17-23 July 2021

30 July 2021

Demonstration levels in the United States slightly decreased last week compared to the week prior. Demonstrations involving labor groups and healthcare workers demanding better work conditions surged, accounting for the largest share of demonstrations. Meanwhile, solidarity demonstrations in support of anti-government demonstrators in Cuba account for the second-largest proportion of demonstrations, though they declined significantly…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
17-23 July 2021

29 July 2021

Last week in the Middle East, hostilities flared up again in Al Bayda governorate in Yemen, while clashes continue in the south of Marib governorate. Along the Saudi border, Houthi forces launched an offensive against Sudanese forces. In Syria, Israeli warplanes carried out airstrikes on regime force positions in Homs governorate, as regime forces continued…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
17-23 July 2021

29 July 2021

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, demonstrations remained high. In Haiti, people demonstrated to demand justice for the killing of President Jovenel Moise during the eve of and day of the president’s funeral service. In Cuba, supporters of the regime demonstrated in several cities following massive anti-government demonstrations. In Honduras, bus drivers…

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Regional Overview: South America
17-23 July 2021

29 July 2021

Last week in South America, Pedro Castillo was declared Peru’s president-elect. Anti-government demonstrations increased in Colombia, while heavy fighting between armed groups led to the displacement of farmers. In Venezuela, citizens continued to protest amid a severe socio-economic crisis. Lastly, in Brazil, state forces continue to launch operations targeting criminal groups in an effort to…

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