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: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
6-12 February 2021

17 February 2021

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, demonstrations and political violence remained high. In Haiti, demonstrations to demand the end of President Jovenel Moïse’s term continued amid several arrests of political opponents accused of attempting a coup. Police repression of these demonstrations left several journalists injured. In Mexico, violence against political representatives resulted…

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Regional Overview: East Asia
6-12 February 2021

17 February 2021

Demonstrations against the military coup in Myanmar were held across East Asia last week, in South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Protesters, including Burmese nationals living abroad, showed solidarity with the people of Myanmar and urged for the immediate release of Aung San Suu Kyi. In North Korea, despite stricter measures to prevent the…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
6-12 February 2021

17 February 2021

Last week in the Middle East, a major offensive was launched by Houthis in Marib in Yemen, while they also attacked Saudi Arabia’s Asir governorate with drones and missiles. In Syria,  Russian forces targeted the oil refineries in Terhin, while regime forces and their allies clashed with the Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP), as well as…

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Regional Overview: Europe
6-12 February 2021

17 February 2021

Last week, demonstrations continued across Europe. In Spain, demonstrations were sparked in autonomous regions against the growing presence of Vox, a far-right political party, and the arrest of a rapper for speaking against the crown. In Russia, demonstrations in support of the de facto opposition leader continued ahead of larger demonstrations planned for 14 February…

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Regional Overview: South Asia
6-12 February 2021

17 February 2021

Last week in South Asia, a Baloch separatist group launched multiple attacks against Pakistani forces. Suspected Taliban militants also continued their attacks on state forces in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province of Pakistan. Naxal-Maoist rebels continued to launch attacks on security forces in India, shifting their activities towards other states besides Chhattisgarh state. Demonstrations against the…

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Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
30 January-5 February 2021

11 February 2021

Last week in Southeast Asia, the democratically elected government of Myanmar was overthrown by the military. Following this, protests erupted across the country in opposition to the coup d’état. A civil disobedience movement launched by health workers and other civil servants who have gone on strike has also been quickly gaining momentum since the coup.…

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