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: United States
3-9 July 2021

15 July 2021

Demonstrations in the United States fell by almost half last week compared to the week prior, marking the largest single-week decrease and the lowest number of demonstration events since December 2020.  As former President Donald Trump held a ‘Save America’ rally in Sarasota on 3 July (The Guardian, 4 July 2021), demonstration events supporting the…

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Regional Overview: Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
3-9 July 2021

15 July 2021

Last week, in Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, the security situation deteriorated with incidents of armed clashes reported in some countries in the region and the Afghanistan crisis impacting bordering countries. Snap parliamentary elections in Moldova resulted in the victory of the president’s reformist pro-European party. Meanwhile, attacks on members of the LGBT community…

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Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
3-9 July 2021

15 July 2021

Last week in Southeast Asia, anti-coup protesters in Myanmar held mock funerals on 3 July to mark the birthday of the regime leader. Meanwhile, township electricity offices were hit by a spate of bomb attacks. The attacks are likely in response to the military regime’s intensified pressure on those who have refused to pay their…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
3-9 July 2021

15 July 2021

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, political violence remained high. In Haiti, President Jovenel Moise was killed by suspected foreign mercenaries, worsening the country’s ongoing political instability. In Nicaragua, police continue to arrest presidential candidates and members of the opposition. In Honduras and Mexico, unidentified armed men conducted targeted killings of human…

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Regional Overview: South America
3-9 July 2021

14 July 2021

Last week in South America, anti-government protests, and protests demanding the release of a prominent indigenous leader, were held in Argentina. In Chile, the new constitutional assembly was inaugurated, with an Indigenous Mapuche woman chosen to lead the body drafting the new constitution. In Colombia, military forces launched an airstrike on a camp of the…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
3-9 July 2021

14 July 2021

Last week in the Middle East, intense clashes in Al Bayda governorate in Yemen resulted in the most violent week ever recorded by ACLED in the governorate. Meanwhile, tensions between the Southern Transitional Council (STC) and the Hadi government remain high in Southern Yemen. In Saudi Arabia, no Houthi attacks were recorded for the first…

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