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 1-7 December 2019

10 December 2019

Last week, Western Africa continued to experience the highest rates of political violence recorded in the continent, as endemic instability across the Sahel and in Nigeria is pushing up conflict within and across states. Suspected Boko Haram militants have also contributed to increasing fatalities in neighboring Niger and Cameroon and in Chad, while the recent…

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Regional Overview: Europe 24-30 November 2019

5 December 2019

Last week, demonstrations continued in the Balkans, Southeastern Europe and Eastern Europe over a wide range of issues. Demonstration event numbers ticked up in Greece, Serbia and Russia. Fighting in the Donbass region of Ukraine continued below the yearly average. In Greece, demonstration events increased as citizens, and students in particular, took to the streets…

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Regional Overview: South Asia 24-30 November 2019

4 December 2019

Key trends in South Asia last week include: election-related violence in Nepal and India’s Jharkhand state; and demonstration activity against the Citizenship Amendment Bill in India’s northeast states. Violence aimed at voter suppression in Nepal and the Indian state of Jharkhand has drawn into focus differences between the current state of South Asia’s two most…

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Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus 24-30 November 2019

4 December 2019

Last week in Central Asia and the Caucasus, main developments included demonstration events over a large-scale corruption case in Kyrgyzstan as well as access to energy supplies in Uzbekistan. Ceasefire violations continued along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border, while in Afghanistan, the US attempted to initiate ceasefire negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan government. In Afghanistan,…

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Regional Overview: Middle East 24-30 November 2019

4 December 2019

Developments in the Middle East last week included the resignation of the Prime Minister of Iraq following the deadliest day of demonstrations since they began in October. In Lebanon, concerns about sectarian clashes rose last week. In Palestine, Palestinians held a ‘Day of Rage’ in response to the US announcement that Israeli settlements are not…

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Regional Overview: Southeast Asia 24-30 November 2019

4 December 2019

In Southeast Asia, key developments last week included: clashes between the Myanmar military and two signatories to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement; separatist violence in Thailand and Indonesia; and continued clashes between state forces and Islamist armed groups in the Philippines. In Myanmar, protests in support of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi were held in Yangon…

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