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 America
24-30 July 2021

5 August 2021

Last week in South America, anti-government demonstrations took place in Brazil and Colombia. In Ecuador, teachers carried out a nationwide protest in support of an education law reform. In Colombia, intense fighting between armed groups continued in the Antioquia department, while in Chile, indigenous militias exchanged fire with state forces. In Brazil, tensions increased along…

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Regional Overview: South Asia and Afghanistan
24-30 July 2021

5 August 2021

Last week in South Asia, the Taliban continued operations in Afghanistan, including attacks on provincial capitals, as Afghan state forces and the US responded with airstrikes. In Pakistan, Baloch separatists targeted Chinese laborers, increasing Chinese concerns about the safety of its citizens in Pakistan. In the Pakistan-administered Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) region, members of…

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Regional Overview: United States
24-30 July 2021

5 August 2021

Demonstration levels in the United States moderately decreased last week compared to the week prior. While demonstrations involving labor groups and healthcare workers demanding better work conditions declined, they nevertheless account for the largest share of demonstrations. Conversely, demonstrations related to the COVID-19 pandemic modestly increased, continuing an upward trend that is primarily driven by…

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Regional Overview: Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
24-30 July 2021

5 August 2021

Last week in Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, anti-government demonstrations were held in many countries. In Hungary, demonstrators demand recognition of LGBT rights and a repeal of anti-LGBT legislation. In multiple countries, demonstrators criticize COVID-19 restrictions, including soon-to-be-implemented health passes. In Malta, protests took place in response to findings of state involvement in a…

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Regional Overview: Africa
24-30 July 2021

4 August 2021

A separate, weekly discussion of the ongoing conflict in Mozambique and Ethiopia can be found in the Cabo Ligado and Ethiopia Peace Observatory projects, respectively. Last week in Africa, demonstrations spiked in Tunisia following the President’s decision to oust the government and freeze the Parliament; Islamic State West Africa (ISWAP) militants perpetrated two deadly attacks…

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ACLED-Religion Overview
17-23 July 2021

30 July 2021

Last week in the Middle East and North Africa, religious repression related to Eid Al Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) constituted the bulk of events. In East Jerusalem, clashes between Muslim worshippers and Israeli police were prompted by the co-occurance of Tisha B’Av — a Jewish day of mourning that marks the destruction of the…

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