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
5-11 June 2021

16 June 2021

Last week in the Middle East, drone and missile attacks by the Houthis took a heavy toll on civilians in Yemen, while fighting significantly subsided in Yemen’s Marib governorate.  Meanwhile, the Saudi-led coalition carried out a large number of airstrikes in the Sadah governorate. In Syria, four Turkish soldiers were killed in an attack by…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
5-11 June 2021

16 June 2021

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, levels of violence remained high. In Mexico, the number of attacks targeting candidates and government officials increased during the week of the elections. In Nicaragua, the government continued to arrest members of the opposition and contenders in the presidential elections. In Haiti, gangs affiliated with the…

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Regional Overview: Africa
5-11 June 2021

16 June 2021

Last week in Africa, the Central African Republic (CAR) government resigned; France announced a new posture towards military operations in the Sahel and CAR; a communal militia carried out mass killings in Nigeria; and an explosion left dozens of Al Shabaab militants dead. France announced the end of Operation Barkhane in the Sahel region (France…

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ACLED-Religion Overview
29 May-4 June 2021

11 June 2021

Last week across the Middle East and North Africa, a lull in events was observed in the first week of June. In Yemen, morality-related events in connection to the selling, consuming, or making of alcohol were reported. Meanwhile, in Iran, the curtailing of the rights of Baha’is continues with three people of the Baha’i faith…

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Regional Overview: United States
29 May-4 June 2021

10 June 2021

Demonstrations in the United States declined by almost half last week compared to the week prior. This decline was accompanied by a significant decrease in demonstrations associated with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement and by a precipitous drop in demonstrations related to the recent unrest in Israel and Palestine. Additionally, demonstrations related to the…

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Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
29 May-4 June 2021

10 June 2021

Last week in Southeast Asia, anti-coup protesters in Myanmar continued to demonstrate against military rule. Meanwhile, there was an increase in targeted killings of security forces and military-appointed administrators. Additionally, fighting between the Myanmar military and local civilian defense groups continues unabated across the country. Local defense groups are also increasingly fighting against the Myanmar…

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