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: United States
13-19 September 2020

24 September 2020

Fewer demonstration events were reported in the United States last week compared to the week prior. The highest number of demonstration events were reported over issues related to the coronavirus pandemic, followed by demonstrations associated with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. Parents and students demonstrated across the country, demanding the resumption of in-person teaching.…

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Regional Overview: Europe
13-19 September 2020

24 September 2020

Last week, demonstration activity across Eastern Europe decreased. In Belarus, large demonstrations against the regime of Alexander Lukashenko continued. In Ukraine, ceasefire violations continued, though the violations have been minimal since the recent 22 July ceasefire agreement.  In Russia, there was a minor uptick in demonstrations due to recent regional elections and solidarity demonstrations. These…

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Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
13-19 September 2020

24 September 2020

Last week in Southeast Asia, fighting continued between state forces and ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) in Myanmar. Islamist violence and increased killings of drug suspects were reported in the Philippines. In Indonesia, lethal attacks on civilians and military officers by rebel groups were reported in Papua province. Meanwhile, anti-government demonstrators in Thailand gathered for the…

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Regional Overview: East Asia
13-19 September 2020

23 September 2020

Last week, demonstration activity slightly increased across East Asia. China implemented tougher crackdown measures on school boycotts in Inner Mongolia and other regions. Meanwhile, in Mongolia, there were protests opposing the Chinese Foreign Minister’s visit to Ulaanbaatar. There was a decline in protests in Hong Kong, with the majority of events focused on coronavirus-related issues.…

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Regional Overview: South Asia
13-19 September 2020

23 September 2020

Pakistan and India, continuing cross-border clashes between Pakistan and India, and internal Maoist correspondence revealing the effectiveness of security measures against them during the coronavirus pandemic. In Pakistan, violence continued between suspected Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants and security forces in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Three militants and two soldiers were reportedly killed during separate armed clashes…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
13-19 September 2020

23 September 2020

Last week, demonstrations remained high in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Despite the sharp decrease in coronavirus-related demonstrations in the region in recent weeks, in Saint-Martin and Sint-Maarten, demonstrators from both sides of the islands called for the reopening of the border. In Haiti, the arrest of a police officer continued to trigger unrest…

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