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: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
11-17 October 2020

21 October 2020

Last week in Mexico, Central America and Caribbean region, demonstrations against the negotiation of a deal between Costa Rica and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) decreased following the president’s call for a national dialogue. In Mexico, people affected by floods caused by the Gamma tropical storm set up several roadblocks and demanded financial support from…

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Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus
11-17 October 2020

21 October 2020

Last week in Central Asia and the Caucasus, clashes between the military forces of Armenia, Azerbaijan and the de facto Artsakh Republic continued despite a second humanitarian ceasefire. In Afghanistan, a massive Taliban offensive in Helmand province was the highlight of the week, as the ongoing violence led the US to reconsider its policy about…

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Regional Overview: Africa
11-17 October 2020

21 October 2020

Last week in Africa, demonstrations against police brutality continued to gain traction in Nigeria; ongoing election-related demonstrations and violence were reported in Guinea and the Ivory Coast; and an Al Shabaab ambush resulted in Somalia’s deadliest clash of the year. In Nigeria, #EndSARS demonstrations against police brutality have continued to grow across the country. Several…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
11-17 October 2020

21 October 2020

Last week in the Middle East, two members of Hurras Al Din were killed by a drone strike conducted by the global coalition forces in northern Syria, while three former opposition commanders were killed by unidentified gunmen in the south. In Iraq, the Kurdistan Democratic Party’s branch in Baghdad was set on fire by supporters…

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Regional Overview: South America
11-17 October 2020

21 October 2020

Last week in South America, indigenous groups carried out protests across the region over various demands. Demonstrations over coronavirus-related issues and against the government significantly increased in Argentina. In Bolivia, the week before the elections was relatively peaceful, with few reports of violent events. Tensions increased in Chile in the lead up to the constitutional…

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Regional Overview: South Asia
11-17 October 2020

21 October 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include increased militant activity in the border areas of Pakistan and separatist group attacks in Balochistan. In India, security operations against domestic militants resulted in the killing of at least four militants. Lastly, demonstrations against sexual violence continued in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal, leading to a new law…

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