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: East and Southeast Asia
13-19 November

25 November 2021

Last week in East and Southeast Asia, local defense groups launched further attacks on state forces in Yangon. In Sagaing region, military troops seized the base camp of a local People’s Defense Force (PDF) group. Meanwhile, ousted lawmakers and striking civil servants formed a People’s Administration Team to govern four townships in Magway region. In…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
13-19 November 2021

25 November 2021

Last week in the Middle East, political violence increased significantly in Hodeidah and Al Bayda governorates in Yemen, while fighting continues in Marib. Meanwhile, the Saudi-led coalition scaled up airstrikes on Sanaa city and Sanaa governorate. In Syria, the People’s Protection Units (YPG) carried out an indirect fire attack on Afrin city as Turkish and…

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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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