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: East and Southeast Asia
15-21 January 2022

27 January 2022

Last week in East and Southeast Asia, the Myanmar military employed airstrikes across a number of regions, amid ongoing clashes with ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) and other resistance groups. In Sagaing region, the All Burma Students Democratic Front (ABSDF) was reportedly involved in its first battle with military forces since the coup. North Korea launched…

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ACLED-Religion Overview
11 December 2021-14 January 2022

21 January 2022

Over the past month in the Middle East and North Africa, authorities continued to impose state-sanctioned interpretations of Islam on their citizens, and to harrass religious minorities and to restrict their activities. In Yemen, opposing pro-Houthi and Saudi-led coalition forces destroyed mosques while carrying out missile and airstrikes. In Palestine, tensions flared at the evacuated…

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Regional Overview: Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
8-14 January 2022

20 January 2022

Last week, in Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, Kazakh authorities cracked down on activists suspected of participating in mass demonstrations beginning on 2 January. Fighting escalated on the Armenia-Artsakh-Azerbaijan Line of Contact. In Germany, the decision to increase measures to curb the Omicron coronavirus variant has continued to result in greater numbers of demonstration…

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Regional Overview: Africa
8-14 January 2022

20 January 2022

Weekly reports on the latest conflict developments in Mozambique and Ethiopia are made available by the Cabo Ligado and Ethiopia Peace Observatory projects, respectively. Last week in Africa, military forces conducted airstrikes against Islamist militants in Burkina Faso, Mali, DRC and Somalia; mass demonstrations against military rule continued in Sudan and broke out in Mali…

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Regional Overview: United States
8-14 January 2022

20 January 2022

Demonstration levels in the United States declined last week, following a spike during the week of 6 January around the first anniversary of the Capitol riot. Demonstration events involving labor groups – particularly those led by health workers – surged last week, constituting the largest share of demonstration events. Similarly, demonstration events related to the…

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Regional Overview: South America
8-14 January 2022

20 January 2022

Last week in South America, violence remained at the same levels compared to the week prior, while demonstrations slightly decreased. In Brazil, three members of the same family of environmentalists were shot and killed in Pará state. At the same time, violence increased in Mato Grosso state amid clashes between state forces and organized crime…

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