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
6-12 November 2021

18 November 2021

Last week in the Middle East, Houthi forces took control of a large coastal strip in Hodeidah governorate in Yemen as Saudi-led coalition forces continue to withdraw from the country. In Syria, a Global Coalition drone strike targeted an Islamic State (IS) cell in Jarablus in Aleppo. Meanwhile, Turkish airstrikes impacted Quamishli in eastern Syria,…

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Regional Overview: South America
6-12 November 2021

18 November 2021

Last week in South America, organized political violence levels decreased compared to the week prior, while the number of armed clashes remained at similar levels. In Colombia, clashes between the Gulf Clan and state forces were reported in Antioquia and Chocó departments. In Brazil, territorial disputes led to intense fighting between police militias in Rio…

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Regional Overview: Africa
6-12 November 2021

17 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, Al Qaeda-affiliated Islamist militants launched their first reported attack in Togo; the Anambra gubernatorial election was held in Nigeria amid reports of violence in the state; and…

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Regional Overview: East and Southeast Asia
6-12 November 2021

17 November 2021

Last week in East and Southeast Asia, military offensives continued in northwestern Myanmar in a bid to quell local defense forces. In Rakhine state, the military clashed with the United League of Arakan/Arakan Army (ULA/AA) for the first time in over a year. Meanwhile, the National Unity Government (NUG) claimed that People’s Defense Force (PDF)…

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Regional Overview: South Asia and Afghanistan
6-12 November 2021

17 November 2021

Last week in South Asia and Afghanistan, attacks on civilians, especially former security forces, continued in Afghanistan as a mosque came under attack by unidentified groups. The Pakistani government and Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) reached an agreement for a month-long ceasefire. Pakistan revoked a ban on an Islamist party involved in a long-standing campaign against blasphemy…

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ACLED-Religion Overview
30 October-5 November 2021

11 November 2021

Last week in the Middle East and North Africa, state authorities continued their imposition of state-sanctioned morality and religious norms. In Yemen, pro-Houthi authorities seized a local Quran radio station and desecrated a mosque as part of an ongoing campaign to impose their ideology. In Iraq, the governor of Babil prohibited the establishment of liquor…

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