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
23-29 July 2022

4 August 2022

Last week in the Middle East, overall political violence levels decreased in Yemen during the last full week before the end of the UN-mediated truce extension, which ran until 2 August, before a further two-month extension was announced. In Syria, the regime’s military intelligence clashed with local militias in As Sweida province. In Iraq, hundreds…

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Regional Overview: Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus
23-29 July 2022

4 August 2022

Last week in Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia, the Russian military invasion of Ukraine continued, while over 50 Ukrainian prisoners of war were killed during an explosion at a prison building in occupied Donetsk. Incidents of cross-border shelling and railway sabotage continued in Russia. In the Netherlands, farmers’ protests resumed following a brief lull in…

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Regional Overview: East Asia Pacific
23-29 July 202

4 August 2022

Last week in the East Asia Pacific region, the Myanmar military executed four political prisoners, including a former National League for Democracy (NLD) parliamentarian, for their involvement in anti-coup resistance activities, prompting retaliation from anti-coup groups. Meanwhile, pro-military supporters organized a rally in support of the executions and attacked the families of the deceased. In…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
23-29 July 2022

4 August 2022

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, gang violence intensified amid clashes between rival criminal groups in Haiti and Mexico. In Haiti, violence continued to increase in Ouest department with clashes between the rival G-9 and G-Pep gang alliances in Port-au-Prince, and an attack by members of the 400 Mawozo gang against a…

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Regional Overview: Africa
23-29 July 2022

4 August 2022

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, levels of violence remained high in the Sahel region as Islamist militants continued offensives in Burkina Faso, Niger, and Mali; sporadic confrontations broke out in Libya between…

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Regional Overview: South Asia and Afghanistan
23-29 July 2022

4 August 2022

Last week in South Asia and Afghanistan, the National Resistance Front (NRF) and the Taliban continued to clash in Afghanistan. The Islamic State (IS) also suffered losses in Taliban operations, while civilians remained the target of Taliban forces. In Pakistan, unidentified armed groups and the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan-Hafiz Gul Bahadur (TTP-HGB) engaged in armed clashes in…

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