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: Middle East
22-28 March 2020

1 April 2020

Following a major decrease in battles across the region at the end of February, clashes increased by a small margin in Yemen, Syria, and Iraq. Remote violence and explosions continued to decline across all countries with the exception of Iraq, where IED attacks by unidentified groups and the Islamic State (IS) have been on the…

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Regional Overview: Africa
22-28 March 2020

1 April 2020

In Africa during the last week of March, state forces increasingly employed violence to enforce coronavirus restrictions. Meanwhile, ongoing Islamist insurgencies had key successes in several countries. Boko Haram launched deadly assaults on state forces in Nigeria and Chad, as militants made significant gains in Mozambique’s northernmost province of Cabo Delgado. Elsewhere, voting was met…

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Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
22-28 March 2020

1 April 2020

In Southeast Asia, key developments last week include: ongoing fighting in Myanmar after the government declared the United League of Arakan/Arakan Army to be a “terrorist” group; continued clashes between state forces and communist rebels in the Philippines despite ceasefire declarations from both sides; and demonstrations across the region stemming from government or employer decisions…

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Regional Overview: South America
15-21 March 2020

26 March 2020

Last week in South America, key developments include: decreased unrest in Chile, Colombia, and Venezuela; protests both for and against President Jair Bolsonaro in several states of Brazil; prison riots in Brazil and Peru due to fears of the coronavirus outbreak; and continued demonstrations in Guyana following a contested election process. In Chile, the number…

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Regional Overview: Europe
15-21 March 2020

25 March 2020

Last week, demonstration events in the Balkans, Southeastern Europe and Eastern Europe decreased sharply to no more than a dozen demonstrations. This is a three-quarter decrease compared to the weekly average this year. The decrease comes after governments across the region enacted measures banning public gatherings, including demonstrations, to prevent the spread of coronavirus. In…

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Regional Overview: South Asia
15-21 March 2020

25 March 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: continuing security operations against domestic rebel groups in India and Pakistan, and demonstrations over the spread of coronavirus across South Asia.  In India and Pakistan, security forces continued operations against domestic rebel groups. In India, several armed clashes were reported between security forces and Naxal-Maoist rebels in…

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