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
22-28 May 2021

2 June 2021

Last week in East Asia, a bill, which would allow the Japanese government to have more control on real estate purchases located near facilities considered important for national security, triggered protests in Japan. In Mongolia, members of a prominent democratic movement held a protest in Ulaanbaatar to demand the Supreme Court stay independent from political…

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Regional Overview: South Asia and Afghanistan
22-28 May 2021

2 June 2021

Last week in South Asia, clashes remarkably intensified between the Taliban and Afghan forces, with territorial gains and lethal offensives by both parties across the country. The Taliban’s connection to Al Qaeda was put into question as members from both groups were killed in airstrikes last week. Meanwhile, Baloch separatists targeted security forces and civilians…

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Regional Overview: South America
22-28 May 2021

2 June 2021

Last week in South America, nationwide protests continued to be held in Argentina in light of the government response to the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. In Peru, 16 civilians were killed in an attack carried out by suspected members of the Shining Path, less than two weeks ahead of the country’s presidential run-off…

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Regional Overview: United States
8-21 May 2021

27 May 2021

Demonstrations in the United States declined on average by a quarter over the last two weeks compared to the week prior. As tensions escalated in Israel and Palestine, demonstrations over the conflict surged across the country, accounting for nearly 30% of all reported demonstration events. Meanwhile, demonstrations associated with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement…

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Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
8-21 May 2021

27 May 2021

Over the last two weeks in Southeast Asia, demonstrations against the military coup in Myanmar continued as anti-coup protesters marked the 100th day of military rule in the country. Although such demonstrations have gradually been decreasing over the weeks following deadly crackdowns by the junta, armed resistance against the junta has been increasing. Over the…

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Regional Overview: South Asia and Afghanistan
8-21 May 2021

27 May 2021

During the past two weeks in South Asia and Afghanistan, political violence continued in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India. In Afghanistan, targeted attacks on civilian minorities were reported and violence between Taliban and Afghan forces continued. In Pakistan, domestic militant groups continued targeted attacks on security forces and civilians. In India, armed clashes between security forces…

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