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
15-21 March 2020

25 March 2020

In Central America and the Caribbean, the number of recorded attacks against civilians, as well as demonstrations, substantially declined. The number of battles, however, only dropped slightly in comparison to previous weeks. Demonstrations stemming from responses to the coronavirus and measures associated with it were reported across the region. While the press in Guatemala reported…

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Regional Overview: Africa
15-21 March 2020

25 March 2020

In Africa last week, concern over the spread of the coronavirus prompted mob violence and demonstration activity across a number of countries. Several major armed clashes involving Islamist militants were reported in Mali, while the Libyan conflict continued to worsen. With the majority of African countries now reporting cases of coronavirus (WHO, 19 March 2020),…

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Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
15-21 March 2020

25 March 2020

In Southeast Asia, key developments last week include: ongoing civilian fatalities amid fighting in Myanmar, separatist violence in Indonesia and Thailand, decreased anti-drug operations in the Philippines, and demonstrations in Indonesia and Thailand arising from coronavirus-related concerns. As the conflict between the United League of Arakan/Arakan Army (ULA/AA) and the military continues in Myanmar, week…

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Regional Overview: South Asia
8-14 March 2020

19 March 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: continuing communal violence in India following clashes over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA); violence leading up to local elections in India and Bangladesh; organized violence involving domestic rebel groups in Pakistan, Nepal, and India; violence against protesters on International Women’s Day in Pakistan; and demonstrations against…

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Regional Overview: Europe
8-14 March 2020

19 March 2020

Last week, dozens of protest marches for women’s rights were held on International Women’s Day on 8 March across the Balkans, Southeastern Europe and Eastern Europe. Governments across these regions also took action to limit the spread of coronavirus, including measures that limit or ban public gatherings. The measures are expected to significantly reduce the…

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Regional Overview: South America
8-14 March 2020

19 March 2020

Last week in South America, key developments include: increased unrest in Chile; clashes involving the National Liberation Army (ELN) and political killings in Colombia; clashes between armed groups on the Colombian-Venezuelan border; opposition-led protests in Venezuela; continued risk to civilians caught in the crosshairs of fighting between armed groups in Brazil; and continued civil unrest…

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