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: Africa
12-18 April 2020

22 April 2020

Last week in Africa, the Government of National Accord (GNA) made strategic gains against the Libyan National Army (LNA) in Libya, despite the ongoing bombardment of Tripoli. Meanwhile, dozens of Boko Haram militants died under uncertain circumstances while in prison in Chad. State forces once again employed lethal force during the enforcement of coronavirus measures…

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Regional Overview: Central America and the Caribbean
12-18 April 2020

22 April 2020

Gang violence continued steadily across Central America and the Caribbean last week, while violence targeting civilians increased after remaining low through the beginning of April. Demonstrations over the spread of coronavirus and insufficient government responses continued across the region. In several countries, police attacked civilians while enforcing coronavirus-related restrictions. The perception that governments have taken…

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Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
12-18 April 2020

22 April 2020

In Southeast Asia, key developments last week include: civilian deaths from shelling in Myanmar; continued fighting between communist rebels and state forces in the Philippines; renewed Islamist violence in Indonesia and the Philippines; and coronavirus related violence and demonstrations across the region. In Myanmar, last week marked yet another week in which civilians were killed…

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Regional Overview: South Asia
5-11 April 2020

16 April 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: a rise in armed clashes between security forces and domestic rebel groups in India and Pakistan; an increase in cross-border armed clashes between India and Pakistan; and violence targeting the Muslim community over fears of coronavirus transmission in India. In India, reports of armed clashes between security…

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Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus
5-11 April 2020

15 April 2020

Last week in Central Asia and the Caucasus, the Taliban increased attacks on Afghan forces, and the spread of coronavirus led to multiple prison riots in Afghanistan. In Kazakhstan, medical workers protested, while Kazakh and Azerbaijani opposition activists claimed that state forces are using coronavirus restrictions to suppress dissent. As elections in the breakaway Republic…

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Regional Overview: Europe
5-11 April 2020

15 April 2020

Last week, demonstration events throughout the Balkans, Southeastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Russia remained low amidst ongoing coronavirus measures that limit public gatherings. Most of the demonstrations that did take place were held over government responses to the coronavirus crisis. In Serbia, manufacturing laborers protested over having to work without protective health equipment. Citizens in…

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