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: Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
24-30 April 2021

6 May 2021

Last week, in Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, coronavirus-related demonstrations continued to an overall lesser extent, though some events attracted thousands. In Russia, the government continued a massive crackdown on the opposition. They declared a leading opposition party to be a “terrorist organization”, detained people for their involvement in previous protest actions, and arrested…

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Regional Overview: East Asia
24-30 April 2021

6 May 2021

Last week in East Asia, the Mongolian parliament adopted an amendment to the Presidential Election Law barring the current president from running for re-election. The amendment is seen as highly controversial. North Korean authorities announced that they have successfully tested a new type of “miniaturized unmanned drone,” which could be used to survey and attack…

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Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
24-30 April 2021

6 May 2021

Last week in Southeast Asia, anti-coup protesters in Myanmar demonstrated in opposition to the consensus reached by Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders and Myanmar’s military chief during a meeting on 24 April. Meanwhile, there was an increase in reports of explosives being used to attack government and military infrastructure in the country. Additionally,…

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Regional Overview: United States
24-30 April 2021

6 May 2021

Demonstrations in the United States declined by a fifth last week compared to the previous week. The total number of events recorded last week, however, remains higher than average for 2021 following two weeks of significantly increased activity. The downturn relative to the week prior is primarily driven by a 56% decrease in demonstrations associated…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
24-30 April 2021

5 May 2021

Last week in the Middle East, while Yemen’s Marib and Hodeidah governorates continued to be focal points of fighting, violence also significantly increased in Ad Dali governorate as Houthis launched an offensive against pro-Hadi and Southern Resistance forces. In Syria, three people were killed in a drone airstrike conducted by an unidentified armed group targeting…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
24-30 April 2021

5 May 2021

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, demonstrations continued at a high level. In Cuba, supporters of the leader of the San Isidro movement protested and demanded freedom of expression for Cuban artists. In Haiti and Mexico, gang turf wars resulted in a number of fatalities. In Cité Soleil in the capital of…

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