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 Asia Pacific
21-27 May 2022

1 June 2022

Last week in the East Asia Pacific region, fighting between the military and ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) and local resistance groups continued in Myanmar. North Korea conducted its 17th missile test in 2022. In the Philippines, there was an increase in violence related to ongoing Islamist and communist rebel insurgencies. In Thailand, military forces clashed…

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Regional Overview: South Asia and Afghanistan
21-27 May 2022

1 June 2022

Last week in South Asia and Afghanistan, Islamic State (IS), unknown groups, and the Taliban attacked civilians in Afghanistan, while anti-Taliban groups and IS continued to attack the Taliban. In Pakistan, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) supporters held demonstrations demanding fresh elections, while Baloch separatists targeted security forces and civilians in Balochistan province. In India, security forces…

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Regional Overview: Africa
21-27 May 2022

1 June 2022

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, election-related violence broke out in Kenya and Nigeria; a dispute between mining communities escalated in Chad; gunmen attacked county commissioners in South Sudan; and shifting violence in…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
21-27 May 2022

1 June 2022

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, political violence remained high amid several high-profile targeted attacks in the region, including the killings of activists and lawyers in Mexico and Honduras, and a Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) councilor in Jamaica. Meanwhile, gang-related violence continued in Guatemala, Mexico, and Haiti. In Mexico, members of the…

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Regional Overview: South America
14-20 May 2022

26 May 2022

Last week in South America, demonstrations fell compared to the week prior. While organized political violence decreased overall in the region, targeted attacks against state officers and members of vulnerable groups were reported in several countries. In Brazil, violence significantly increased in Pará state due to targeted attacks against retired and active security officers, while…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
14-20 May 2022

26 May 2022

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, gang violence increased, driven by attacks against civilians and clashes between state forces and gangs in Honduras, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Haiti. In Honduras, police arrested one of the leaders of the Montes Bobadilla gang, whose extradition had been requested by the US government. In Mexico,…

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