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
29 May-4 June 2021

10 June 2021

Last week in the Middle East, political violence increased in Yemen, while Houthi attacks against Saudi Arabia also continued to increase for the second week in a row. In Syria, the regime positions in Homes were attacked by suspected Islamic State (IS) militants. Elsewhere, demonstrations broke out in Aleppo governorate against the Syrian Democratic Forces…

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Regional Overview: South Asia and Afghanistan
29 May-4 June 2021

10 June 2021

Last week in South Asia, violence levels remained high in Afghanistan as the Taliban and Afghan forces continued to fight across the country. The Islamic State (IS) also carried out several attacks, mainly targeting civilians. Baloch separatist groups targeted Pakistani military and security forces across Balochistan province. Naxal-Maoist militancy is on the rise in India,…

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Regional Overview: South America
29 May-4 June 2021

10 June 2021

Last week in South America, nationwide anti-government demonstrations were held in Colombia. In Venezuela, a ceasefire was reached after more than two months of clashes in Apure state. Tensions continued to mount in Peru ahead of the second round of the presidential elections, which took place on 6 June. In Brazil, thousands took to the…

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Regional Overview: Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
29 May-4 June 2021

9 June 2021

Last week in Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, demonstrations continued in support of Belarusian political prisoners. Parliamentary elections took place in Cyprus, revealing an increase in support for a far-right party. Nationwide protest movements were held in Spain, France, and Italy denouncing the lack of government support for certain social policies. Coronavirus-related demonstrations continued,…

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Regional Overview: East Asia
29 May-4 June 2021

9 June 2021

Last week in East Asia, public gatherings were held in Hong Kong to commemorate the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, despite a sweeping ban on the annual vigil due to coronavirus restrictions. In Taiwan, amid a surge in COVID-19 infection cases, people protested by driving cars outside the Presidential Office to demand the government accelerate the…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
29 May-4 June 2021

9 June 2021

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, levels of violence remained high. In Mexico, the number of incidents targeting politicians ahead of the federal elections increased compared to the previous week. In Nicaragua, the government’s crackdown on members of the opposition continued with the arrest of Cristiana Chamorro, a serious contender in the…

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