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 24-30 November 2019

3 December 2019

For the second consecutive week, Africa experienced a lull in violence across the continent. Reported fatalities overall decreased by one third, and by more than 40% in the Eastern and Western regions. The only exception to this trend is the Middle Africa region, where fatalities increased largely due to a spike in violence in the…

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Regional Overview: South Asia 17–23 November 2019

26 November 2019

Key trends in South Asia last week include: Naxal-Maoist militancy in India’s central-west states; demonstration activity in Jammu and Kashmir; and incidents of post-election violence in Sri Lanka. In India, Naxal-Maoist militants launched several attacks in the neighboring states of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. In Jharkhand, Communist Party of India (CPI) – Maoist cadres staged an…

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Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus 17 – 23 November 2019

26 November 2019

Last week, in Central Asia and the Caucasus, election-related protests spiked in Georgia while organized violence continued along the Line of Contact between Azerbaijan and Armenia. In Afghanistan, the country’s president claimed a significant victory over the Islamic State (IS).   Ahead of the 2020 elections in Georgia, the parliament’s decision to reject a bill that…

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Regional Overview: Europe 17 – 23 November 2019

26 November 2019

Last week, demonstration events were reported in the Balkans, Southeastern Europe and Eastern Europe over a wide range of local and national issues. Notable developments were: protests and the nomination of a new head of government in Bosnia and Herzegovina; student and anarchist demonstrations and violence in Greece; peaceful parliamentary elections in Belarus; and a…

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Regional Overview: Southeast Asia 17 – 23 November 2019

26 November 2019

In Southeast Asia, key developments last week included: ongoing battles in Shan and Rakhine state in Myanmar; a slight increase in clashes between state forces and the New People’s Army in the Philippines; the death of two separatists in Thailand, alleged to be behind deadly attacks on security checkpoints earlier in the month; and demonstrations…

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Regional Overview: Middle East 17 – 23 November 2019

26 November 2019

The main highlights from the Middle East last week were the widespread demonstrations in Iran, Iraq, and Lebanon. In Syria, Operation Peace Spring (OPS) continued in the northeast and Israeli airstrikes were reported in Damascus. Important political developments also took place in Israel and in Yemen, where the ‘Riyadh Agreement’ began to go into effect.…

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