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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 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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Regional Overview: Middle East 8-14 December 2019

18 December 2019

Last week in the Middle East, the widespread demonstration movements across Lebanon and Iraq continued. Fighting with rebel forces increased in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen. In Israel, a third round of elections was set for March 2020. In Lebanon, anti-government demonstrations continued across the country. Like prior weeks, demonstrations remained peaceful for the most part…

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Regional Overview: South Asia 8-14 December 2019

18 December 2019

Key trends in South Asia last week include: demonstrations across India against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB); continued Naxal-Maoist violence in India’s Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand states; and an attack on a female polio vaccinator in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In India, the passage of the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) prompted, at times violent, demonstrations across…

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Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus 8-14 December 2019

17 December 2019

Last week in Central Asia and the Caucasus, notable developments included a Taliban attack targeting a US base in Afghanistan, anti-China and anti-government demonstrations in Kazakhstan, and continued ceasefire violations along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border. In Afghanistan, Taliban militants carried out a major attack near Bagram Airfield, the largest American military base in the country. The…

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Regional Overview: Southeast Asia 8-14 December 2019

17 December 2019

Last week, in Southeast Asia, key developments included: the largest demonstration in Thailand since the 2014 military coup; rallies across Myanmar in support of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi; continued clashes between state forces and communist rebels in the Philippines; a battle between an Islamist armed group and state forces in Indonesia; and region-wide demonstrations…

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