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: Southeast Asia
15-21 November 2020

26 November 2020

Last week in Southeast Asia, clashes between the military and ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) remained muted in Rakhine state, while fresh clashes were reported in Shan state and Mandalay region. Meanwhile, there was an increase in demonstration activity across the Southeast Asia region. In Myanmar, protests denouncing alleged electoral fraud were reported. In Thailand, the…

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Regional Overview: United States
15-21 November 2020

25 November 2020

Last week in the United States, the demonstration rate remained constant compared to the week prior. The largest number of demonstrations were related to the coronavirus pandemic, followed by those in support of President Donald Trump. Pandemic-related demonstrations doubled compared to the previous week. Meanwhile, demonstrations in support of President Trump decreased by more than…

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Regional Overview: East Asia
15-21 November 2020

25 November 2020

Last week in East Asia, graduates of the Chinese University of Hong Kong advocated for Hong Kong independence in lieu of a graduation ceremony in an act of defiance against the National Security Law. In Taiwan, the National Communications Commission’s decision not to renew the license of a pro-China broadcaster sparked new rounds of protests.…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
15-21 November 2020

25 November 2020

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, the number of demonstration events remained high. Anti-government demonstrations were reported in Guatemala, Haiti, and Costa Rica. In Guatemala, the approval of the 2021 budget amid suspicions of corruption led to discontent. In Haiti, the impunity of gangs and resulting insecurity continued to drive mobilization. In…

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Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus
15-21 November 2020

25 November 2020

Last week in Central Asia and the Caucasus, Afghan forces targeted the Taliban with airstrikes as the militants carried out deadly attacks on security forces around the country. The Islamic State (IS) attacked Kabul city, killing several civilians. Furthermore, rare protests took place during the visit of Pakistan’s prime minister to Afghanistan. Armenia’s opposition parties…

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Regional Overview: South America
15-21 November 2020

25 November 2020

Last week in South America, the number of demonstration events remained steady in comparison to the previous week. Protests erupted in Brazil in the aftermath of the municipal elections. Demonstrations against police violence were held in Brazil, Peru, and Chile. In Colombia, the armed forces killed the top leader of a paramilitary group. In Venezuela,…

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