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
2 August-5 September 2020

10 September 2020

Last month in the Middle East, a blast in Beirut left Lebanon reeling from the overwhelming human and financial cost of the explosion. Armed clashes intensified in both the Marib district and in Al Bayda in Yemen, and in the Greater Idleb area in Syria. A historic deal establishing full diplomatic ties between the United…

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Regional Overview: Africa
2 August-5 September 2020

10 September 2020

During the last five weeks in Africa, the Malian government was overthrown in a military coup; election-related violence was reported in the Ivory Coast, Uganda, and the Central African Republic; and a ceasefire was declared in Libya. In Mali, national guards conducted a military coup on 18 August, and arrested President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, Prime…

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Regional Overview: United States
23-29 August 2020

3 September 2020

The overall number of demonstration events decreased last week in the United States compared to the week prior, though the number of demonstrations associated with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement increased following the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Right-wing groups and supporters of President Donald Trump continued to clash with BLM-affiliated…

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Regional Overview: United States
16-22 August 2020

27 August 2020

Last week in the United States, the number of demonstration events spiked by more than 40% compared to the week prior. These demonstrations were primarily driven by the Trump administration’s handling of the United States Postal Service (USPS) ahead of the election. Demonstrations associated with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement also increased following a…

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Regional Overview: United States
9-15 August 2020

19 August 2020

Last week in the United States, demonstrations associated with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement continued, although at a diminished rate. Tensions rose between right-wing and left-wing groups in Georgia, Michigan, and Oregon. In Chicago, Illinois there was a new round of looting sparked by a police shooting and a violent demonstration (for more on…

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Regional Overview: United States
2-8 August 2020

12 August 2020

Fewer demonstration events were reported in the United States over the last week compared to the week prior. The highest number of demonstration events were reported over issues related to the coronavirus, followed by demonstrations associated with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. Nurses across the country protested for improved safety, whereas other protesters called…

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