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 Asia
19-25 April 2020

30 April 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: armed clashes between security forces and domestic rebel groups in India and Pakistan; a continued rise in violence targeting frontline health workers over fears of coronavirus transmission in India; and unrest across South Asia over government actions to address the pandemic. In India, armed clashes between security…

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Regional Overview: Europe
19-25 April 2020

30 April 2020

Last week, demonstration event numbers remained low across the Balkans, Southeastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Russia. Most demonstrations were held over government measures relating to the coronavirus crisis. Notable were protests and riots by members of the Romani community in Bulgaria and Romania, who face stigmatization and are disproportionately targeted by quarantine measures. In Bosnia…

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Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus
19-25 April 2020

29 April 2020

Last week in Central Asia and the Caucasus, deadly clashes continued in Afghanistan amid new efforts to resolve the country’s political crisis; workers rioted over coronavirus fears in Kazakhstan; and farmers protested in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Georgia to demand assistance from authorities preoccupied with the pandemic. Despite international efforts to decrease ceasefire violations between Armenia…

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Regional Overview: South America
19-25 April 2020

29 April 2020

Last week in South America, key developments include: demonstrations in Colombia and Venezuela over governmental aid; prison riots in Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru; intensified Mapuche militia activities in Chile; protests against quarantine measures in Brazil and protests in favor of military intervention, as well as continued armed clashes between criminal groups and state forces;…

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Regional Overview: Central America and the Caribbean
19-25 April 2020

29 April 2020

Last week, battles and violence targeting civilians increased in Central America and the Caribbean, along with the number of reported fatalities stemming from these events. Rising gang violence prompted several governments across the region to bolster security. As some states further expanded coronavirus-related restrictions, demonstrations over adverse effects of the lockdown policies continued. The coronavirus…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
19-25 April 2020

29 April 2020

Across the Middle East, relatively few battles, explosions, and remote violence events were reported last week. However, demonstrations increased around the region, including in Yemen, Iraq, Lebanon, Iran, Israel, and Palestine. Attacks against civilians also increased in Syria, Yemen, and Palestine. In Yemen, on the evening of 25 April 2020, the Southern Transitional Council (STC)…

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