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: South Asia
8-14 November 2020

18 November 2020

Last week in South Asia, cross-border violence between Pakistan and India escalated and led to a large number of military and civilian casualties. India and China formulated a disengagement plan to restore peace along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh region. Meanwhile, Indian security forces stepped up operations against Maoist militants along…

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Regional Overview: Europe
8-14 November 2020

18 November 2020

Last week, demonstration activity in Eastern Europe continued at low levels. Demonstrations in Belarus against the regime of Alexander Lukashenko continued, spurred by national outrage over the killing of a man by unofficial forces, thought to be operating in support of the state. Demonstrations across Eastern Europe over government responses to the coronavirus pandemic as…

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Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus
8-14 November 2020

18 November 2020

Last week in Central Asia and the Caucasus, clashes between Afghan forces and the Taliban led to a high number of fatalities, while the leader of an Al Qaeda-linked extremist group was also killed with an operation. In the Caucasus, following a week of intense fighting along the Armenia-Artsakh-Azerbaijan Lines of Contact, an agreement was…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
8-14 November 2020

18 November 2020

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean region, the number of violence against civilians remained high. In Mexico, Guatemala, and Cuba, journalists continue to be the victims of targeted attacks. In Mexico, a journalist was killed in the state of Guanajuato, sparking demonstrations across several states. In Guatemala, a journalist was shot and…

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Regional Overview: South America
8-14 November 2020

18 November 2020

Last week in South America, demonstrations significantly increased across the region. Tensions increased in Peru following the impeachment of President Martin Vizcarra. In Argentina, anti-government protests were held across the country. Protests against the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic were reported in Chile. In Colombia, farmers protested to demand government support amid an agricultural…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
8-14 November 2020

18 November 2020

Last week in the Middle East, Houthis claimed to have overtaken the strategic Mas Military Camp in Yemen, while fighting between pro-Hadi and the pro-Southern Transitional Council (STC) forces intensified in Abyan province. In Saudi Arabia, the Islamic State (IS) carried out an attack on an international diplomatic event in Jeddah, injuring three people. The…

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