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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ACLED-Religion Overview
23-29 October 2021

4 November 2021

Last week in the Middle East and North Africa, state forces targeted dissident religious and sexual minorities, and some morality-related events were also reported. In Egypt, judicial authorities denied a transgender prisoner legal recognition of her gender, while Iraqi police forces arrested three men on the charge of holding a ‘gay wedding.’ In Iran, regime…

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Regional Overview: United States
23-29 October 2021

4 November 2021

Demonstration levels in the United States remained relatively stable last week compared to the week prior. Demonstrations involving labor groups calling for better work conditions increased, accounting for the largest share of demonstrations. Though labor-related demonstrations have been one of the most active demonstration types in the country in recent months, last week marked the…

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Regional Overview: East and Southeast Asia
23-29 October 2021

4 November 2021

Last week in East and Southeast Asia, after several months of absence, pro-military rallies were staged across Myanmar to oppose the decision to exclude regime chief Min Aung Hlaing from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit beginning on 26 October. Meanwhile, military artillery barrages destroyed more than 160 houses in Thantlang town, Chin…

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Regional Overview: South America
23-29 October 2021

4 November 2021

Last week in South America, armed clashes slightly decreased across the region, while demonstrations increased compared to the week prior, especially as the economic situations in several countries continue to motivate people to take to the streets. Colombian state forces arrested the main leader of the Gulf Clan in Antioquia department, while small-scale miners took…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
23-29 October 2021

4 November 2021

Last week in the Middle East, fighting between Houthi and pro-Hadi forces picked up in Taizz governorate, while Houthi forces continued their advances in the south of Marib governorate. In Syria, Israeli warplanes targeted regime and pro-regime militia positions in Quneitra, while Islamist groups clashed in Idlib and Lattakia governorates. In Iraq, the Islamic State…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
23-29 October 2021

4 November 2021

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, levels of gang violence and demonstrations remained high. In Haiti, the G-9 gang alliance staged an armed attack on the convoy of the minister for the interior and blocked roads around the main oil terminal in Port-au-Prince amid their demands for Prime Minister Ariel Henry to…

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