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: East Asia
29 November-5 December 2020

10 December 2020

Last week in East Asia, hundreds of supporters and activists gathered outside a court in China for the hearing of a landmark sexual assault case. The court hearing was a rare case of a sexual assault being tried in court since the emergence of China’s #MeToo movement in 2018. In Hong Kong, three pro-democracy activists…

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Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus
29 November-5 December 2020

10 December 2020

Last week in Central Asia and the Caucasus, fighting continued between the Taliban and  Afghan forces, as unidentified militants conducted several suicide attacks. In the Caucasus, Azerbaijan took control over the Lachin region of the de facto Artsakh Republic, according to the November agreement ending the recent war. The Armenian opposition continued demanding the resignation…

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Regional Overview: Europe
29 November-5 December 2020

9 December 2020

Last week, demonstration activity in Eastern Europe continued at low levels. Demonstrations against the regime of Alexander Lukashenko continued in Belarus amid regime oppression and worsening weather conditions. In Moldova, anti-reformist members of parliament passed laws that will undermine President-elect Maia Sandu, prompting public protest. In Greece, anarchists clashed with police during demonstrations against the…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
29 November-5 December 2020

9 December 2020

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, political activists and opposition groups continued to be repressed by state forces. In Cuba, government repression continued with a new wave of arrests of members of the San Isidro Movement. In Nicaragua, police arrested and physically assaulted members of the opposition. Meanwhile, gang violence continued across…

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Regional Overview: South Asia
29 November-5 December 2020

9 December 2020

Last week in South Asia, non-state militants launched targeted attacks against civilians and security forces in Pakistan and India. Unidentified militants attacked tribal elders in Pakistan, killing at least seven civilians. Baloch separatists targeted the Frontier Corps in a remote-controlled explosion in Balochistan province of Pakistan. In India, violence involving Naxal-Maoist rebels was recorded in…

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Regional Overview: South America
29 November-5 December 2020

9 December 2020

Last week in South America, demonstrations slightly decreased across the region. In contrast, the number of armed clashes has significantly increased. In Peru, farmers blocked highways as labor protests spread. In Colombia, violent attacks against civilians rose in comparison to the previous week. In Venezuela, the political opposition split over whether or not to boycott…

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