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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ACLED-Religion Overview
30 January-5 March 2021

12 March 2021

In the past month, the situation in Bahrain was marked by reactions from the Shiite population to a royal decree issued in January that changed the administration of the religious endowments directorates. The Bahraini Shiite community was also targeted for their religious practices. In Egypt, the repression of Muslim Brotherhood members and the use of…

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Regional Overview: South Asia
27 February-5 March 2021

12 March 2021

Last week in South Asia, Baloch separatists launched targeted attacks on security forces and civilians in Pakistan, while security forces conducted operations against the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). In India, Naxal-Maoist rebels reportedly launched their annual tactical campaign to advance their influence in the Red Corridor. Following a joint statement the week prior reaffirming the 2003…

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Regional Overview: United States
27 February-5 March 2021

11 March 2021

Demonstration events in the United States declined by about a quarter last week relative to the week prior. A decline in demonstrations associated with the COVID-19 pandemic drove the decrease, though these events continued to account for the largest share of demonstrations in the country. With the end of Black History Month in February, demonstrations…

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Regional Overview: South America
27 February-5 March 2021

11 March 2021

Last week in South America, demonstrations decreased by 10% compared to the previous week. Nevertheless, demonstrations related to the coronavirus pandemic were reported in several countries, including in Argentina, Paraguay, and Venezuela. In Argentina, citizens took to the streets against the vaccination of authorities close to the government, while citizens protested in Paraguay against the…

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Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus
27 February-5 March 2021

11 March 2021

Last week in Central Asia and the Caucasus, violence continued between Afghan forces and the Taliban in Afghanistan, while civilians were targeted by the Islamic State, unidentified groups, and a militia in Herat. The United States proposed a plan to the Afghan government that would alter the peace negotiations and plans for  the withdrawal of…

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Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
27 February-5 March 2021

11 March 2021

Last week in Southeast Asia, alarming levels of violence were reported in Myanmar, with military troops and police using lethal force to quell nationwide mass demonstrations. Meanwhile, anti-government demonstrations in Thailand decreased amid an increased use of force by police against demonstrators. The crackdown on demonstrators in both Thailand and Myanmar has drawn widespread criticism…

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