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: Middle East
19-25 June 2021

30 June 2021

Last week in the Middle East, political violence increased in Yemen due to a Houthi offensive on Marib city, while Houthi attacks against Saudi Arabia continued. Meanwhile, Syrian regime forces shelled Turkish military positions in Idleb province, while suspected Islamic State (IS) militants attacked the vehicle of a Civil Council member in Deir Ez-Zor. In…

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Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
19-25 June 2021

30 June 2021

Last week in Southeast Asia, anti-coup protesters in Myanmar continued to protest against the military regime. Meanwhile, there was a decrease in attacks targeting those perceived to be in support of the junta. Additionally, deadly clashes between local defense groups and the military continued, with significant clashes taking place in Mandalay city and Sagaing region.…

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Regional Overview: South America
19-25 June 2021

30 June 2021

Last week in South America, indigenous peoples carried out protests in Paraguay, Brazil, and Ecuador. In Peru, supporters of rival presidential candidates took to the streets amid a dispute over election results. Meanwhile, in Colombia, a helicopter transporting President Iván Duque was struck by multiple bullets. Moreover, the leader of the National Liberation Army (ELN)…

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Regional Overview: South Asia and Afghanistan
19-25 June 2021

30 June 2021

Last week in South Asia, the Taliban continued to gain ground in Afghanistan. The ongoing increase in violence has led to the formation of local militias with the tacit support of Afghan state forces, a development which has concerned the international community, notably the United States. In Pakistan, domestic militant groups clashed with security forces.…

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Regional Overview: East Asia
19-25 June 2021

30 June 2021

Last week in East Asia, Hong Kong’s largest pro-democracy paper Apple Daily ceased operations after authorities arrested six of its senior staffers and froze its assets under the National Security Law. Demonstrations opposing the Olympics in Japan increased last week amid a rise in COVID-19 infections in Tokyo just a week after a state of…

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ACLED-Religion Overview
12-18 June 2021

24 June 2021

Last week in North Africa and the Middle East, new leadership came to power Israel and Iran. In Iran, its effects are yet to be seen, though in Israel, the new government’s approval of a right-wing march led to heightened tensions in the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem. In Egypt, the government continued its…

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