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: Middle East
14-20 June 2020

24 June 2020

Last week in the Middle East, the number of political violence and demonstration events remained stable or decreased in most countries, with the exceptions of Yemen and Iraq. In Yemen, battles and explosions/remote violence events increased. In Iraq, the Turkish military launched Operation Claw-Eagle against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), leading to a major spike…

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Regional Overview: Africa
14-20 June 2020

24 June 2020

Last week in Africa, state forces clashed with separatists in the Casamance region of Senegal and the Anglophone regions of Cameroon, while large-scale intercommunal violence continued in the Pibor region of South Sudan. Ongoing communal tensions flared in the Pibor region of South Sudan. Bor Dinka fighters clashed with Murle fighters in the areas surrounding…

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Regional Overview: South Asia
14-20 June 2020

24 June 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: cross-border clashes between Indian and Chinese forces as well as Indian and Pakistani forces; fighting between security forces and domestic rebel groups in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K); targeted attacks by domestic rebel groups in Pakistan; and coronavirus-related violence across the region. In India, 20 Indian security personnel…

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Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
14-20 June 2020

24 June 2020

In Southeast Asia, key developments last week include: clashes between the military and Kachin rebels in Myanmar; renewed separatist violence in Thailand; deadly fighting between state forces and communist rebels in the Philippines; demonstrations in Indonesia in response to the sentencing of Papuan activists under treason laws; and a rare protest in Cambodia over the…

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Regional Overview: South Asia
7-13 June 2020

18 June 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: armed clashes between security forces and domestic rebel groups in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and Pakistan; cross-border armed clashes between Indian and Pakistani forces; and coronavirus-related violence in India and Nepal. In India, 18 militants, including three commanders from Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM), were reportedly killed in armed clashes…

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Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
7-13 June 2020

17 June 2020

In Southeast Asia, key developments last week include: ongoing fighting in Myanmar; growing demonstrations over the anti-terrorism bill in the Philippines; increased protests in Thailand over the abduction of an exiled activist; demonstrations in Indonesia ahead of a verdict for detained Papuan activists; and coronavirus-related disorder in several countries. In Myanmar, fighting continued between the…

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