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
10-16 July 2021

22 July 2021

Last week in South America, civil unrest was triggered by a polarizing presidential election run-off in Peru. Protests erupted in Chile after the killing of an indigenous Mapuche individual by police. In Colombia, clashes between armed groups and state forces continued to take place, leading to the mass displacement of civilians. In Venezuela, the government…

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Regional Overview: Africa
10-16 July 2021

21 July 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, French and national military forces carried out operations targeting Islamic militants in the Central Sahel region; inter-ethnic and clan violence was reported in Somalia, Kenya, and…

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Regional Overview: United States
10-16 July 2021

21 July 2021

Demonstration levels in the United States surged last week, driven by an eruption of demonstrations in solidarity with anti-government demonstrators in Cuba. Meanwhile, demonstrations involving labor groups and healthcare workers demanding better work conditions and increased pay slightly increased last week as well. Additionally, demonstrations against coronavirus-related measures increased last week compared to the week…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
10-16 July 2021

21 July 2021

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, demonstrations increased. In Cuba, thousands of people staged anti-government demonstrations across the country (AP, 12 July 2021). Law enforcement actions to disperse these demonstrations left at least one person dead and several others arrested. In Costa Rica, people demonstrated against the draft bill for the new…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
10-16 July 2021

21 July 2021

Last week in the Middle East, political violence in Marib governorate in Yemen flared up again as the pro-Hadi offensive in Al Bayda governorate seems to have been put to a halt by Houthi forces. In Saudi Arabia, no Houthi attacks were recorded for the second consecutive week in a rare occurrence. In Syria, regime…

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Regional Overview: East and Southeast Asia
10-16 July 2021

21 July 2021

Starting this week, updates for East Asia and Southeast Asia will be featured in a combined East Asia and Southeast Asia Regional Overview. Both regions will continue to be coded separately in the data. Please contact [email protected] with any questions. Last week in East and Southeast Asia, anti-coup demonstrations continued in Myanmar as a third wave of…

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