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: Central Asia and the Caucasus15 December 2019 – 4 January 2020

10 January 2020

Key developments in Central Asia and the Caucasus since 15 December 2019 include opposition protests in Kazakhstan, border disputes between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, election results in Afghanistan, and continued ceasefire violations between Armenia and Azerbaijan. In Kazakhstan, demonstrations against government repression took place in the country’s biggest cities, Almaty and Nur-Sultan, as well as in…

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Regional Overview: Southeast Asia 15 December 2019 – 4 January 2020

10 January 2020

In Southeast Asia, key developments over the past three weeks include: continued fighting between the military and several ethnic armed groups in Myanmar; clashes during the Christmas ceasefire between state forces and communist rebels in the Philippines; and separatist violence in Thailand and Indonesia. At the end of December, there was intense fighting in Myanmar…

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Regional Overview: Africa 15 December 2019 – 4 January 2020

10 January 2020

Over the last three weeks, heightened militant activity has underpinned large numbers of reported fatalities in Western Africa and Eastern Africa. The Libyan conflict and a dramatic escalation of violence in Sudan’s West Darfur dominated violence in Northern Africa. Meanwhile, recent militant campaigns of violence against civilian populations continued in the Democratic Republic of Congo.…

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Regional Overview: South Asia 15 December 2019 – 4 January 2020

9 January 2020

Key trends in South Asia over the past three weeks include: escalation of violence in demonstrations across India against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA); demonstrations in Bangladesh and Pakistan against the CAA; militant attacks on health workers and security personnel associated with the anti-polio vaccination campaign in Pakistan. In India, violent demonstrations continued against…

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Regional Overview: Europe 15 December 2019 – 4 January 2020

9 January 2020

Across Europe, demonstration events remained high in the week leading up to Christmas. The two weeks thereafter, surrounding Christmas and New Year’s Day, were traditionally calm, leading to a sharp overall decline in event numbers reported. Montenegro is the exception to this, as a new law affecting the Serbian Orthodox Church caused an unprecedented spike…

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Regional Overview: Europe 8-14 December 2019

18 December 2019

Last week, demonstrations continued in the Balkans and Eastern Europe over a wide range of issues. Demonstrations in Southeastern Europe decreased due to fewer demonstrations held in Greece. Notable developments were the sharp increase in demonstration events in Russia; and the agreement between Ukraine and Russia, reached at the Normandy summit, leading to demonstrations in…

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