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: South Asia and Afghanistan
13-19 November 2021

25 November 2021

Last week in South Asia and Afghanistan, the Islamic State (IS) continued to target civilians and the Taliban in Afghanistan, as the Taliban increased operations against IS hideouts. In India, security forces and Maoist rebels engaged in deadly clashes in Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh, as separatist militants resurfaced in the northeast. Meanwhile, farmer unions and demonstrators…

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Regional Overview: Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
13-19 November 2021

25 November 2021

Last week, in Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, a homemade bomb went off outside a hospital in the United Kingdom. Demonstrations in support of jailed ex-President Mikheil Saakashvili continued in Georgia. The ongoing migrant crisis along the EU-Belarus border continued. In Cyprus, students staged demonstrations for federalization of the country, as a resolution to…

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Regional Overview: United States
13-19 November 2021

25 November 2021

Demonstrations in the United States significantly increased last week compared to the week prior, reaching their highest numbers since the week of the Women’s March on 2 October 2021. This comes amid a surge in demonstrations related to the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict, the commutation of Julius Jones’ death sentence, campus sexual assaults and harassment, and…

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Regional Overview: Africa
13-19 November 2021

25 November 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, an attack by Islamist militants in Burkina Faso led to the largest recorded loss among Burkinabe security forces during a single attack; it was reported that Boko…

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Regional Overview: South America
13-19 November 2021

25 November 2021

Last week in South America, political violence slightly increased compared to the week prior, while demonstration events significantly decreased. In Argentina, government supporters marched near the presidential palace to celebrate Peronist Activism Day on 17 November, days after the government lost control of the senate in midterm elections on 14 November. In Bolivia, opposition groups…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
13-19 November 2021

25 November 2021

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, violence increased in Honduras amid an escalation of violence targeting politicians ahead of the general elections on 28 November. In Cuba, police arrested several members of opposition movements, and government supporters staged several ‘acts of repudiation’ against critics of the government, both preventing anti-government demonstrations scheduled…

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