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
12-18 February 2022

23 February 2022

Last week in the Middle East, no Houthi attacks were reported in either Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the first time in months. In Yemen, overall levels of political violence decreased significantly, despite remaining high in Hajjah governorate. In Syria, Israeli forces conducted a missile strike against Iranian forces, as reported…

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Regional Overview: South Asia and Afghanistan
12-18 February 2022

23 February 2022

Last week in South Asia and Afghanistan, the National Resistance Front (NRF) and the Islamic State (IS) continued to launch attacks on Taliban forces. Meanwhile, the American government’s decision to use seized Afghan assets to compensate victims of the 11 September 2001 attacks triggered protests across Afghanistan. In Pakistan, security forces launched operations against Baloch…

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Regional Overview: Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
12-18 February 2022

23 February 2022

Last week in Europe, Central Asia, and Caucasus, rising energy prices sparked demonstrations across multiple countries, including farmer-led demonstrations in Greece, Ireland, France, and Italy. ‘Freedom Convoy’ demonstrations also took place in several countries. The recent trend in far-left violence continued in Greece. The migrant crisis continued along the Belarusian-Polish border, with fresh clashes between…

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ACLED-Religion Overview
5-11 February 2022

17 February 2022

Last week in the Middle East and North Africa, state authorities continued their repression of minorities and their imposition of state-sanctioned morality and religious norms. In Iran, the state continued its systematic persecution of non-Shiite religious minorities. In Egypt and Yemen, state authorities prosecuted individuals for deviating from the state’s interpretation of morality. In Israel…

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Regional Overview: South America
5-11 February 2022

17 February 2022

Last week in South America, thousands of people took to the streets in Brazil to protest the killing of a Congolese refugee. Additionally, a gunman opened fire on Afro-Brazilian religious groups in an attack reportedly motivated by religious intolerance. In Argentina, thousands of citizens protested against a debt deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF)…

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Regional Overview: United States and Canada
5-11 February 2022

17 February 2022

Demonstrations continued in the United States and Canada last week, with demonstration levels increasing moderately across both countries. In the United States, this increase was driven by a sharp growth in demonstrations related to the COVID-19 pandemic, which constituted the largest share of demonstration events. In Canada, nationwide anti-vaccine mandate ‘Freedom Convoy’ demonstrations continued to…

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