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: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
19-25 February 2022

3 March 2022

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, gang-related attacks prompted an increase in violence against civilians, driven by worsening violence in Haiti, Mexico, and Guatemala. In Haiti, kidnapping and attacks against civilians by gang members increased last week in Port-au-Prince. Meanwhile, police deployed deadly force against demonstrators demanding adjustments in the minimum wage.…

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Regional Overview: East Asia Pacific
19-25 February 2022

3 March 2022

Last week in the East Asia Pacific region, heavy fighting between the Myanmar military and ethnic armed organizations and resistance groups was reported in Kachin and Kayah states. Meanwhile, on 22 February, state forces launched a crackdown on anti-coup supporters and made arrests in response to a nationwide anti-coup strike. In the Philippines, the military…

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Regional Overview: Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
19-25 February 2022

3 March 2022

Last week in Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The invasion prompted demonstrations in solidarity with Ukraine across the region, including in Russia, where they were met with a heavy police response. Clashes continued on the Armenia-Artsakh-Azerbaijan Line of Contact. Farmer demonstrations also continued in several countries. Months…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
19-25 February 2022

3 March 2022

Last week in the Middle East, overall levels of political violence continued to decrease in Yemen, after a significant drop in violence the week prior. In Saudi Arabia, a Houthi drone attack resulted in civilian casualties. In Syria, the Syrian regime escalated its shelling of Idleb province. Meanwhile, Iraq experienced a second week of unusually…

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Regional Overview: South Asia and Afghanistan
19-25 February 2022

3 March 2022

Last week in South Asia and Afghanistan, the Taliban carried out airstrikes for the first time to attack the National Resistance Front (NRF) in Afghanistan. Along the Durand Line, Taliban forces also clashed with Pakistani forces, while civilians remained the target of attacks by Taliban forces and unidentified groups. In Pakistan, security forces intensified operations…

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Regional Overview: Africa
19-25 February 2022

3 March 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, violent events continued to increase in the North region of Burkina Faso; election violence broke out in Somalia and Nigeria; and scores of people were killed during…

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