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
25-31 October 2020

5 November 2020

Last week in Southeast Asia, clashes between the military and the United League of Arakan/Arakan Army (ULA/AA) increased in Rakhine and Chin states. Meanwhile, civilian casualties were reported amid ongoing shelling in Rakhine state. In both Thailand and Indonesia, demonstration activity decreased sharply. The decrease in protests in Thailand follows a surge in both anti-government…

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Regional Overview: United States
25-31 October 2020

5 November 2020

Last week in the United States, demonstration events decreased by 27% relative to the week prior. The highest number of demonstrations were related to the general election set for 3 November. Rallies and demonstrations were held across the country supporting the two presidential candidates, current President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. Demonstrations…

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Regional Overview: Europe
25-31 October 2020

5 November 2020

Last week, demonstrations across Eastern Europe continued at low levels. Demonstrations against the regime of Alexander Lukashenko continued in Belarus. In Ukraine, a decision by the Constitutional Court has undermined the state’s ability to fight corruption and will likely increase public frustration with the slow pace of reforms. In Russia, demonstrations in support of former…

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Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus
25-31 October 2020

5 November 2020

Last week in Central Asia and the Caucasus, Afghan forces ramped up their offensives with the support of United States (US) forces amid increased Taliban attacks during the previous weeks. Meanwhile, a large riot in Herat’s prison brought attention to dire prison conditions. Fighting continued between the military forces of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and the de…

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Regional Overview: East Asia
25-31 October 2020

4 November 2020

Last week in East Asia, students in Hong Kong protested against the appointment of two mainland Chinese scholars, with alleged ties to the Communist Party of China (CPC), to key academic posts. In Taiwan, as part of a global rally, hundreds of people marched in Taipei to demand the release of 12 Hong Kong fugitives…

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Regional Overview: South America
25-31 October 2020

4 November 2020

Last week in South America, demonstrations decreased across all countries in the region. In Argentina, a violent eviction led to protests in favor of housing initiatives from the government. Protests continue to be held to demand access to basic services in Venezuela. In Colombia, demobilized rebel combatants called for government protection. In Bolivia, opposition groups…

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