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
10-16 May 2020

21 May 2020

Last week in South America, key developments include: demonstrations around the region over the economic impacts of the pandemic, as well as protests led by health workers; clashes involving the National Liberation Army (ELN) in Colombia; demonstrations in Bolivia calling for general elections; intensified indigenous militia activities in Chile; and demonstrations both for and against…

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Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
10-16 May 2020

21 May 2020

In Southeast Asia, key developments last week include: a clash in Myanmar in an area covered by the military’s recent unilateral ceasefire announcement; deadly fighting in the Philippines between state forces and communist rebels; and coronavirus related disorder in Indonesia, Thailand, and Cambodia. The conflict between the military and United League of Arakan/Arakan Army (ULA/AA)…

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Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus
3-9 May 2020

13 May 2020

Last week in Central Asia and the Caucasus, battles between Afghan security forces and the Taliban resulted in a high number of casualties, calling the US peace deal into question, while a deadly demonstration took place in Ghor province over the distribution of food aid during the coronavirus crisis. In Kazakhstan, flooding from a burst…

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Regional Overview: Europe
3-9 May 2020

13 May 2020

Last week, demonstrations increased across the Balkans, Southeastern Europe, and Eastern Europe, primarily due to a rise in demonstrations over issues unrelated to coronavirus. Notable developments were anti-government protests in Serbia and Belarus. Owners and employees of small transport companies protested in nearly a dozen Croatian cities over not being able to work due to…

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Regional Overview: South America
3-9 May 2020

13 May 2020

Last week in South America, key developments include: protests led by health workers around the region; a failed coup plot in Venezuela; intensified indigenous militia activities in Chile; insurgent activity in Paraguay; increased political tensions in Guyana as a ballot recount begins; and demonstrations against quarantine measures and in support of President Jair Bolsonaro in…

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Regional Overview: Central America and the Caribbean
3-9 May 2020

13 May 2020

In Central America and the Caribbean, battles and violence targeting civilians continued at similar levels to weeks prior. The coronavirus pandemic remains the main driver for demonstration activity across the region. Health workers continued to protest for greater protection against the coronavirus and improved working conditions in Mexico. In Honduras, Mexico, and Panama, workers continued…

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