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: South America
12-18 July 2020

23 July 2020

Last week in South America, key developments include: increased demonstrations over coronavirus-related issues across the region; increased political unrest in Chile; political killings and clashes between armed groups in Colombia; continued armed clashes between criminal groups in Brazil; and the inauguration of Suriname’s new president. The number of pandemic-related demonstration events slightly increased in the…

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Regional Overview: Africa
12-18 July 2020

23 July 2020

Last week in Africa, Al Shabaab launched a failed assassination attempt on the chief of the Somali National Army; Ambazonian separatists engaged in high profile attacks against civilians in Cameroon; and voter registration prompted violence in Ghana. In Somalia, Al Shabaab staged a failed assassination attempt on Somali National Army chief General Odawaa Yusuf Rageh…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
12-18 July 2020

23 July 2020

Last week was another relatively quiet week across the Middle East. However, across the region, event counts are slowly increasing back to the numbers seen before the coronavirus outbreak. Explosions/remote violence and protests remain the most frequent event types. Last week, there was an increase in explosion/remote violence events in Syria, particularly in shelling attacks. …

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Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus
12-18 July 2020

23 July 2020

Last week in Central Asia and the Caucasus, despite intense clashes between the Taliban and Afghan forces, both parties continued to release prisoners as part of the US-Taliban deal, raising hopes about imminent intra-Afghan peace talks. Additionally, cross-border clashes and shelling took place between Afghan and Pakistan militaries. A sudden flare-up in the Armenia-Azerbaijan border…

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Regional Overview: South Asia
12-18 July 2020

23 July 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: armed clashes between security forces and domestic rebel groups in Pakistan; continued targeting of political leaders by militants in India; election-related violence in India and Sri Lanka; and continued coronavirus-related violence in India. In Pakistan, targeted attacks by ethnonationalist militant groups continued last week in Balochistan province.…

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Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
12-18 July 2020

23 July 2020

Last week in Southeast Asia, key developments include: the displacement of civilians due to ongoing fighting in Myanmar; clashes between communist rebels and state forces, and continued drug-related violence, in the Philippines; continued demonstrations over government actions in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Cambodia; and the resurgence of anti-government demonstrations in Thailand. Following a week of…

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