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: Africa
13-19 March 2021

24 March 2021

Last week in Africa, Islamist militants launched deadly attacks in the border region between Mali and Niger; heavy fighting was reported in the Oromia and Tigray regions of Ethiopia; and a former president declared himself the leader of the Coalition of Patriots for Change rebel alliance in the Central African Republic. In Ethiopia, Tigray People’s…

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ACLED-Religion Overview
6-12 March 2021

18 March 2021

Last week, religious celebrations were met with violence and repression in several countries across the Middle East and North Africa. In Bahrain and Iraq, Shiite citizens commemorated the death of Imam al Kadhim, while in Palestine Muslim worshippers celebrated Isra and Miraj. In Yemen, pro-Houthi authorities only allowed events around International Women’s Day on 8…

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Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus
6-12 March 2021

18 March 2021

Last week in Central Asia and the Caucasus, violence continued between Afghan forces and the Taliban in many provinces of Afghanistan, as Afghan militias also conducted a lethal operation targeting the Taliban. Meanwhile, Russia announced that intra-Afghan talks would be held at a summit in Moscow this week. In Armenia, opposition protests continue amid the…

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Regional Overview: United States
6-12 March 2021

17 March 2021

Demonstration events in the United States increased by approximately a quarter last week relative to the week prior. The increase is largely attributable to a surge in demonstrations associated with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement around the beginning of the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
6-12 March 2021

17 March 2021

Last week in the Middle East, fighting between Houthi and pro-Hadi forces continued in Yemen, with intense fighting reported in several governorates, including in Marib, Al Jawf, and Taizz. The Saudi-led coalition carried out airstrikes targeting Sanaa, while Houthi forces continued their drone and missile attacks against Saudi Arabia. In Syria, Syrian Democratic Forces (QSD)…

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Regional Overview: East Asia
6-12 March 2021

17 March 2021

Last week in East Asia, anti-nuclear groups demonstrated across Japan and South Korea on the 10th anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Marches took place across East Asia to raise awareness about sexual violence, sexual harassment, and discrimination against women to mark International Women’s Day on 8 March. In China, the central government passed legislation…

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