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
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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Regional Overview: Middle East
29 November-5 December 2020

9 December 2020

Last week in the Middle East, pro-Hadi forces in Yemen captured strategic locations near Ad Dirjaj from pro-Southern Transitional Council (STC) fighters, while Houthis captured areas in the Medghal and Raghwan districts from pro-Hadi forces. In Syria, Israeli warplanes continued aerial strikes against pro-Iranian militia forces in southern Syria, while Turkish forces intensified their shelling…

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Regional Overview: Africa
29 November-5 December 2020

9 December 2020

Last week in Africa, Al Shabaab launched multiple attacks on state and international forces, as outgoing United States (US) President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of American soldiers from Somalia; state forces clashed with Al-Qaeda militants in Algeria; and police continued to suppress opposition campaigns for the January elections in Uganda. Outgoing US President Donald…

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Regional Overview: United States
22-28 November 2020

2 December 2020

Last week in the United States, demonstrations decreased by half compared to the week prior. Demonstrations have declined overall in the weeks since the election. With President Donald Trump officially authorizing the transition process for President-elect Joe Biden as legal efforts to overturn the election results repeatedly failed in court (Reuters, 23 November 2020; New…

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Regional Overview: Europe
22-28 November 2020

2 December 2020

Last week, demonstration activity in Eastern Europe continued at very low levels. In Belarus, demonstrations against the regime of Alexander Lukashenko continued throughout the week and were met with violent state response. Lukashenko indicated a potential willingness to step down from office after constitutional reforms are made. This seems, however, to be in an effort…

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