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
16-22 October 2021

27 October 2021

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, levels of demonstrations and gang violence remained high. In Haiti, demonstrators barricaded roads in several departments as part of a general strike against increasing cases of kidnappings and fuel scarcity. Meanwhile, the leader of the powerful G-9 gang alliance took control of  the official commemorations marking…

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Regional Overview: South Asia and Afghanistan
16-22 October 2021

27 October 2021

Last week in South Asia and Afghanistan, violence continued between the Taliban and the National Resistance Front (NRF) in Afghanistan, as the Islamic State (IS) sustained its attacks on Taliban forces. Pakistani Taliban militants and Baloch separatists engaged in remote violence against security forces in Pakistan. Meanwhile, deadly violence erupted between a banned Islamist party…

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Regional Overview: South America
16-22 October 2021

27 October 2021

Last week in South America, Peronists in Argentina gathered to celebrate Peronist Loyalty Day on 17 October. In Chile, thousands of citizens took to the streets to mark the second year anniversary of the 2019 unrest triggered by social and economic inequality and high living costs (24 horas, 19 October 2021). In Colombia, political killings…

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Regional Overview: Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
16-22 October 2021

27 October 2021

Last week, in Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, tensions along the Belarus-Poland border increased as a result of an ongoing migrant crisis. In the United Kingdom, pro-refugee groups demonstrated against a bill that would criminalize incoming asylum seekers. Meanwhile, climate action demonstrations were held in multiple countries as part of a Fridays for Future…

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Regional Overview: East and Southeast Asia
16-22 October 2021

27 October 2021

Last week in East and Southeast Asia, Myanmar military forces clashed with the Karen National Union/Karen National Liberation Army (KNU/KNLA) in Kayin state. Meanwhile, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) barred the head of the Myanmar military regime from attending the ASEAN summit beginning on 26 October, instead offering an invite to a non-political…

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Regional Overview: Africa
16-22 October 2021

27 October 2021

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, leaders of two Islamist militant groups were reportedly killed in Mali and Nigeria; mass pro-democracy demonstrations erupted in Sudan amid rising political tensions; and an opposition candidate…

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