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: United States
2-8 October 2021

14 October 2021

Demonstrations in the United States more than doubled last week compared to the week prior. The annual Women’s March drove the spike in demonstration activity as thousands of demonstrators rallied in hundreds of locations across the country on 2 October (CBS News, 4 October 2021). Access to legal abortions was a central demand of this…

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Regional Overview: East and Southeast Asia
2-8 October 2021

14 October 2021

Last week in East and Southeast Asia, attacks against military-owned businesses and military-linked individuals in Myanmar continued. Meanwhile, deadly clashes between the Myanmar military and local defense groups continued in Sagaing region. In Thailand, rallies marking the anniversary of the 6 October 1976 massacre were reported last week across the country. Also, in Thailand, the…

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Regional Overview: South Asia and Afghanistan
2-8 October 2021

14 October 2021

Last week in South Asia and Afghanistan, the Islamic State (IS) clashed with the Taliban and killed dozens of civilians during suicide bombings in Afghanistan. Deadly unclaimed attacks also continued to target the Taliban as well as minorities. In Pakistan, Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Baloch separatists continued attacks on security forces in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and…

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Regional Overview: Africa
2-8 October 2021

14 October 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, deadly clashes between Islamic State and Boko Haram militants continued in Nigeria; attacks on state actors were reported in Cameroon and Somalia; and protests continued in Tunisia…

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Regional Overview: South America
2-8 October 2021

13 October 2021

Last week in South America, opposition-affiliated Bolivian coca leaf growers stormed the Departmental Association of Coca Producers (ADEPCOCA) market in La Paz, retaking control of the market after a week-long dispute. In Argentina, a Mapuche Indigenous group set fire to a road department camp on a highway in the Río Negro province. Likewise, in Chile,…

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Regional Overview: Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
2-8 October 2021

13 October 2021

Last week in Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, an investigation into Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz threatened the stability of the federal government. In Greece, far-right violence continued to prompt a reaction from the government. Meanwhile, in Azerbaijan, the government closed the office of the representative of Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei amid tensions between the…

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