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
17-23 July 2021

28 July 2021

Last week in South Asia, the Taliban and Afghan state forces continued to actively contest control of territories, despite a decrease in the number of violent events. In Pakistan, security forces launched operations against Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in former Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). In India, Naxal-Maoist rebels launched attacks against civilians and security forces…

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Regional Overview: Africa
17-23 July 2021

28 July 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, unsuccessful assassination plots were reported against the heads of the government in Mali and Madagascar; a Nigerian fighter jet was shot down by militia; and the “state of…

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ACLED-Religion Overview
10-16 July 2021

22 July 2021

Last week in the Middle East and North Africa, religious ceremonies led to increased incidents of religious repression, and morality-related events continued to lead to increased harassment. In Bahrain, the commemoration of the death of the Ninth Twelver Shiite Imam led to increased harassment by the state against the Shiite community. In Israel, Haredi citizens…

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Regional Overview: Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
10-16 July 2021

22 July 2021

Last week in Europe, the Russian and Belarusian governments continued crackdowns on political opposition, independent media, and civil society organizations. In Georgia, demonstrations against the government for its failure to control major anti-LGBT riots on 5 July continued. In Lithuania, the government reports continued migration by refugees from Belarus and accuses the government of Belarus…

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Regional Overview: South America
10-16 July 2021

22 July 2021

Last week in South America, civil unrest was triggered by a polarizing presidential election run-off in Peru. Protests erupted in Chile after the killing of an indigenous Mapuche individual by police. In Colombia, clashes between armed groups and state forces continued to take place, leading to the mass displacement of civilians. In Venezuela, the government…

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Regional Overview: Africa
10-16 July 2021

21 July 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, French and national military forces carried out operations targeting Islamic militants in the Central Sahel region; inter-ethnic and clan violence was reported in Somalia, Kenya, and…

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