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
12-18 June 2021

23 June 2021

Last week in South America, nationwide anti-government demonstrations continued to be held in Colombia, while Argentinians also took to the streets to protest against their government. In Peru, demonstrations continued amid a contested vote counting process for the presidential elections. In Brazil, the leader of the largest police militia in Rio de Janeiro was killed…

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Regional Overview: East Asia
12-18 June 2021

23 June 2021

Last week in East Asia, the Hong Kong police raided the office of pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily and arrested five senior executives, signaling a further erosion of democratic freedoms in the city. In North Korea, the authorities have cracked down on illegal phone use, amid worsening food insecurity in the country. In Japan, protests continue…

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Regional Overview: South Asia and Afghanistan
12-18 June 2021

23 June 2021

Last week in South Asia, the Taliban seized territory from Afghan state forces as lethal battles and attacks on civilians continued across Afghanistan. Baloch separatist groups launched attacks on security forces and engaged in remote violence in Pakistan. In India, Naxal-Maoist rebels reappeared in the south and clashed with police teams across the Red Corridor.…

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ACLED-Religion Overview
5-11 June 2021

18 June 2021

Last week across North Africa and the Middle East, a far-right march reignited tensions in East Jerusalem, prompting clashes between primarily far-right Israelis and Palestinians. In Israel, ultra-orthodox (Haredi) civilians protested against the sale of non-Kosher cell phones. The House of Representatives in Egypt approved a new draft law that further curtails the rights of…

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Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
5-11 June 2021

17 June 2021

Last week in Southeast Asia, anti-coup demonstrations in Myanmar continued amid growing dissatisfaction over the response of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to the situation. Meanwhile, targeted killings of individuals perceived to be aligned with the junta continued. Fighting between the Myanmar military and local defense groups also continued unabated in Chin state…

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Regional Overview: East Asia
5-11 June 2021

16 June 2021

Last week in East Asia, the ruling Mongolian People’s Party (MPP) candidate and former prime minister, Ukhnaa Khurelsukh, won the presidential election, further consolidating the power of the MPP. In Japan, people took to the streets to oppose a bill that facilitates national referendums on constitutional amendments. In China, rare mass demonstrations broke out in…

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