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: Central America and the Caribbean
22-28 March 2020

1 April 2020

In Central America and the Caribbean, disorder and related fatalities continued to decrease last week. While the overall number of demonstration events remained low, concern over the spread of the coronavirus prompted demonstration activity across a number of countries. Quarantines ordered by governments to limit the spread of coronavirus have had detrimental effects on livelihoods,…

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Regional Overview: South America
22-28 March 2020

1 April 2020

Last week in South America, key developments include: political killings in Colombia; prison riots in Colombia and Peru, as well as peaceful protests by prisoners in Argentina over fears of the coronavirus outbreak; protests both for and against quarantine measures in Brazil; and a decrease in the number of demonstrations in Chile. In Colombia, two…

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Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus
22-28 March 2020

1 April 2020

In Central Asia, the continued spread of the coronavirus impacted the security situation in Afghanistan and Kazakhstan last week, while the Taliban intensified attacks on Afghan forces. In the Caucasus, the de facto states of Abkhazia and Artsakh proceeded with scheduled elections despite the pandemic, and cross-border clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia resulted in further…

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Regional Overview: Europe
22-28 March 2020

1 April 2020

Last week, demonstrations across Eastern Europe declined significantly as restrictive measures to limit the spread of coronavirus prevented many protest gatherings. A handful of protests were reported over restrictive government measures and over material shortages resulting from the coronavirus pandemic in Albania, Greece, Cyprus, Romania, Ukraine and Russia. The parliament in Kosovo ousted the government…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
22-28 March 2020

1 April 2020

Following a major decrease in battles across the region at the end of February, clashes increased by a small margin in Yemen, Syria, and Iraq. Remote violence and explosions continued to decline across all countries with the exception of Iraq, where IED attacks by unidentified groups and the Islamic State (IS) have been on the…

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Regional Overview: Africa
22-28 March 2020

1 April 2020

In Africa during the last week of March, state forces increasingly employed violence to enforce coronavirus restrictions. Meanwhile, ongoing Islamist insurgencies had key successes in several countries. Boko Haram launched deadly assaults on state forces in Nigeria and Chad, as militants made significant gains in Mozambique’s northernmost province of Cabo Delgado. Elsewhere, voting was met…

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