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
30 October-5 November 2021

11 November 2021

Last week in South Asia and Afghanistan, the Islamic State (IS) continued to attack the Taliban and civilians in Afghanistan, as unidentified perpetrators also carried out targeted killings of civilians. In Pakistan, Baloch separatists increasingly targeted security forces and civilians in Balochistan province. Pakistani security forces launched operations against Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), despite government attempts…

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Regional Overview: East and Southeast Asia
30 October-5 November 2021

11 November 2021

Last week in East and Southeast Asia, unidentified gunmen killed a Myanmar military-owned company executive in Yangon. Meanwhile, the military confiscated houses belonging to National League for Democracy (NLD) members. In southern Shan state, a multi-day clash broke out between the military and the combined forces of the Karenni National Progressive Party/Karenni Army (KNPP/KA) and…

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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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