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: Europe
29 March-4 April 2020

9 April 2020

Last week, demonstration activity throughout the Balkans, Southeastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Russia remained low due to coronavirus measures banning public gatherings. Despite the bans, a handful of demonstrations were held, primarily over coronavirus-related issues. In Kosovo, villagers of Podujeva protested against the quarantine of the entire town. In Greece, Romani Christian Orthodox protesters rallied…

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Regional Overview: South America
29 March-4 April 2020

8 April 2020

Last week in South America, key developments include: a decrease in the number of demonstrations in most countries; political killings in Colombia; attacks on opposition supporters in Venezuela; protests both for and against quarantine measures in Brazil, as well as continued armed clashes between criminal groups and state forces; and steps taken by indigenous groups…

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Regional Overview: Central America
29 March-4 April 2020

8 April 2020

While violence targeting civilians remained below recent trends in Central America and the Caribbean last week, battles between state forces and gangs continued. Across the region, the coronavirus outbreak fueled protests over healthcare and economic concerns. In Mexico, gang violence continued even as the coronavirus spread across the country. A shoot-out between two criminal groups,…

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Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
29 March-4 April 2020

8 April 2020

In Southeast Asia, key developments last week include: civilian deaths amid fighting in Rakhine state as the Myanmar military rejected calls for a ceasefire; an announcement by separatists in Thailand of a de facto ceasefire; an attack on civilians by separatists in Indonesia; ongoing clashes between state forces and communist rebels in the Philippines; and…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
29 March-4 April 2020

8 April 2020

Across the Middle East, there were relatively few events compared to the weeks prior. Key developments include: continued fighting despite calls for a ceasefire in Yemen; increased Islamic State (IS) clashes in Iraq, as well as the formation of Adnan Al Zurfi’s cabinet; and, coronavirus-related demonstrations in Iran, particularly prison riots. Despite the UN Security…

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Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus
29 March-4 April 2020

8 April 2020

Last week in Central Asia, prisoner exchange negotiations continued between the Taliban and the government in Afghanistan, as state forces arrested the leader of the country’s Islamic State affiliate. In Kyrgyzstan, measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus triggered protests, while the pandemic led to rising food prices in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, fueling unrest.…

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