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: Europe
19-25 July 2020

30 July 2020

Last week in Eastern Europe, demonstration activity slightly decreased. Key regional developments include: major demonstrations in Russia against what is perceived to be the politically motivated arrest of a governor in the Khabarovsk Oblast; widespread demonstrations in Belarus ahead of the August presidential election; and continued anti-government demonstrations in Bulgaria and Moldova. Anti-government demonstrations continued…

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Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus
19-25 July 2020

30 July 2020

Last week in Central Asia and the Caucasus, Afghan operations against the Taliban resulted in a high number of fatalities while the Taliban also kept up its attacks. However, towards the end of the week, the group surprisingly announced a ceasefire along with a potential date to begin intra-Afghan talks. In Kazakhstan, violent confrontations took…

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Regional Overview: South Asia
19-25 July 2020

30 July 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: remote violence targeting civilians in Pakistan; a decrease in armed clashes between security forces and domestic rebel groups in India; continued coronavirus-related violence in India; and violence against journalists in Pakistan. In Pakistan, 17 people were injured when a bomb exploded at a busy open-air market in…

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Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
19-25 July 2020

30 July 2020

Last week in Southeast Asia, civilians were displaced in Myanmar and the Philippines amid ongoing fighting between state forces and rebel groups. Additionally, demonstrations were reported against the killing of two Papuans by the military in Indonesia, and violence against protesters in Cambodia. Meanwhile, there was a surge in the number of anti-government demonstrations in…

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Regional Overview: Africa
19-25 July 2020

30 July 2020

Last week in Africa, Puntland forces launched operations against Islamic State forces in Somalia, the Islamic State staged significant attacks in Egypt’s North Sinai, and heavy intercommunal violence erupted in Ethiopia, Sudan, and South Sudan. In Egypt, Islamic State launched a complex attack on military forces in the Bir Al-Abd area of North Sinai, centred…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
19-25 July 2020

29 July 2020

Last week in the Middle East, it was generally quiet as event counts were low across many countries with a few notable exceptions. In Yemen, clashes between Houthi and anti-Houthi forces decreased along with Saudi-led airstrikes. In Syria, Israeli airstrikes led to heightened regional tensions between Israel, Iran, Syria, and Lebanon. Meanwhile, demonstrations in Iraq…

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