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: Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
5-11 June 2021

16 June 2021

Last week, in Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, demonstrations took place against national and international government actions and protocols. In Belarus, demonstrations continued in support of political prisoners. In Russia, regular demonstrations resumed in defense of a detained former local governor in Khabarovsk. In Greece, thousands took to the streets to demonstrate against a…

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Regional Overview: South Asia and Afghanistan
5-11 June 2021

16 June 2021

Last week in South Asia, fighting continued in Afghanistan as the Taliban gained control of new territory. In Pakistan, Baloch separatists and security forces clashed during military operations in Balochistan province. Meanwhile, Baloch and Pashtun ethnic groups staged demonstrations across the country last week, accusing the government of enforced disappearances and violence against minorities. In…

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Regional Overview: United States
5-11 June 2021

16 June 2021

Demonstrations in the United States slightly increased last week compared to the week prior as demonstrators took to the streets for a variety of causes. Demonstrations supporting the LBGT community more than doubled, reaching their highest point since June 2020, amid Pride Month and the five-year anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida…

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Regional Overview: South America
5-11 June 2021

16 June 2021

Last week in South America, protests erupted in Peru amid vote counting for the presidential elections, as one candidate raised allegations of fraud and sought to have tens of thousands of votes nullified. In Colombia, nationwide anti-government protests continued to take place for the sixth consecutive week. Likewise, in Venezuela, students took to the streets…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
5-11 June 2021

16 June 2021

Last week in the Middle East, drone and missile attacks by the Houthis took a heavy toll on civilians in Yemen, while fighting significantly subsided in Yemen’s Marib governorate.  Meanwhile, the Saudi-led coalition carried out a large number of airstrikes in the Sadah governorate. In Syria, four Turkish soldiers were killed in an attack by…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
5-11 June 2021

16 June 2021

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, levels of violence remained high. In Mexico, the number of attacks targeting candidates and government officials increased during the week of the elections. In Nicaragua, the government continued to arrest members of the opposition and contenders in the presidential elections. In Haiti, gangs affiliated with the…

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