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
17-23 September 2022

29 September 2022

Last week in the Middle East, political violence remained stable at high levels in Yemen, as the end of the UN-mediated truce on 2 October approaches with no report on a new extension. In Iran, a wave of demonstrations erupted throughout the country following the death of a woman in police custody. In Syria, Israeli…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
17-23 September 2022

29 September 2022

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, gang violence remained high in Mexico, Haiti, and Trinidad and Tobago. In Haiti, three people were killed amid riots calling for Prime Minister Ariel Henry’s resignation, while gangs looted food warehouses and blocked the country’s main oil terminal. In Mexico, deadly attacks targeting civilians drove worsening…

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Regional Overview: United States and Canada
10-16 September 2022

22 September 2022

Last week in the United States and Canada, demonstration activity decreased slightly in the United States and declined significantly in Canada. Labor demonstrations continued to make up the largest share of events in both countries, though they declined substantially following a spike around Labor Day the week prior. In the United States, ‘pro-choice’ demonstrations remained…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
10-16 September 2022

22 September 2022

Last week in the Middle East, political violence reached some of its highest levels in Yemen since the start of the UN-mediated truce in April 2022, as UAE-backed forces continue their operations in the south of the country. In Syria, the Islamic State (IS) increased attacks against regime forces, pro-regime and pro-Iran militias, and Syrian…

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Regional Overview: South America
10-16 September 2022

22 September 2022

Last week in South America, violence erupted during demonstrations in Chile marking the 49th anniversary of the 1973 coup d’état on 11 September. In Brazil, acts of violence targeting Indigenous people occurred in Bahia and Mato Grosso do Sul states, fueling protests throughout the country. Additionally, drug trafficking disputes drove violent attacks against civilians in…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
10-16 September 2022

22 September 2022

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, civilians bore the burden of ongoing gang violence in Mexico, Haiti, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago. In Mexico, gang attacks across Guanajuato state left at least 28 civilians dead in less than 24 hours, while members of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG) clashed with the…

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