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 America
26 July-1 August 2020

6 August 2020

Last week in South America, demonstrations over coronavirus-related issues remained steady across the region. Political killings in Colombia have increased, as well as political unrest in Bolivia, Chile, and Venezuela. In Argentina, pot-banging protests took place throughout the country. In Brazil, armed clashes continued to take place between criminal groups and state forces. Pandemic-related demonstrations…

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Regional Overview: Central America and the Caribbean
26 July-1 August 2020

6 August 2020

Demonstrations continued at similar levels to previous weeks across Central America, with demands centered on the provision of state subsidies to combat the coronavirus and the resumption of work. Unrest and protests were reported over a bilateral water treaty, abortion, and same-sex marriage legal provisions in Mexico, in addition to anti-government protests. Meanwhile, battles remained…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
26 July-1 August 2020

6 August 2020

Last week in the Middle East, fewer armed conflict events were reported compared to weeks prior across the region. This is likely due to the celebration of Eid Al Adha on 31 July in most countries. However, riots increased, with this trend being driven by increased riots in Iraq over lacking public services and infrastructure.…

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Regional Overview: Africa
26 July-1 August 2020

6 August 2020

Last week in Africa, significant outbreaks of intercommunal violence were reported in Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya; Cabindan separatists clashed with state forces in Angola; and the governor of Borno came under heavy fire amid numerous attacks by Boko Haram in Nigeria and neighboring countries. In Sudan, armed Fallata pastoralists clashed with ethnic Taaisha…

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Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus
26 July-1 August 2020

6 August 2020

Last week in Central Asia and the Caucasus, the Eid Al Adha ceasefire led to a decrease in fighting in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, clashes along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, and a deadly Islamic State (IS) attack in Jalalabad Prison, raised concerns about ending violence in the country over the long term. In Kazakhstan, restrictions meant to contain…

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Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
26 July-1 August 2020

6 August 2020

Last week in Southeast Asia, clashes between the military and Rakhine rebels continued in Myanmar. Fighting between state forces and communist insurgents also persisted across the Philippines alongside an uptick in clashes between state forces and Islamist rebels. Meanwhile, protests across the region centered around: opposition to the government in the Philippines and Thailand; support…

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