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: East and Southeast Asia
25 September-1 October 2021

6 October 2021

Last week in East and Southeast Asia, fierce fighting between the military and local defense forces was reported in Myanmar, in Sagaing region. In Thailand, there was an increase in separatist violence in the Deep South. In the Philippines, several attacks targeting politicians were reported ahead of the candidate nomination period for upcoming elections to…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
25 September-1 October 2021

6 October 2021

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, demonstrations remained high. On the commemoration of International Safe Abortion Day on 28 September, women staged pro-choice demonstrations in Mexico and El Salvador. In Haiti, people demonstrated to demand the release of victims of kidnappings in several cities of the country. Meanwhile, unidentified suspects carried out…

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Regional Overview: South Asia and Afghanistan
25 September-1 October 2021

6 October 2021

Last week in South Asia and Afghanistan, the Islamic State (IS) continued attacks targeting both the Taliban and civilians in Afghanistan. State security forces intensified operations against the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Pakistan, as the Pakistani government announced new negotiations with the TTP, despite denials from the militant group. IS militants also reemerged in Pakistan,…

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Regional Overview: Africa
25 September-1 October 2021

6 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, fighting between Boko Haram and Islamic State militants left scores dead in Nigeria; Kenyan airstrikes targeting Al Shabaab fighters reportedly hit civilians in Somalia; and the Sudanese government claimed to have…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
25 September-1 October 2021

6 October 2021

Last week in the Middle East, Houthi forces continued their offensive in the southern parts of Marib governorate in Yemen. In Syria, Russian warplanes carried out airstrikes on a Hamza Brigade camp in Afrin district of Aleppo. Meanwhile in Iraq, hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets in major cities to mark the anniversary of…

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ACLED-Religion Overview
18-24 September 2021

30 September 2021

Last week in the Middle East and North Africa, members of dissident religious minorities and groups were targeted with religious repression. In Palestine, the third prominent Jewish holiday of the month brought a new set of restrictions targeting Palestinian religious practice. In Israel, an aspect of Haredi religious practice has increasingly become a point of…

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