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
3-9 July 2021

14 July 2021

Last week in East Asia, one of the largest labor unions in South Korea held a massive rally demanding better working conditions amid a surge in COVID-19 infections (YNA, 9 July 2021). In Mongolia, health workers’ protests, which started in the capital the week before, have expanded across the country. Also in Mongolia, several officials…

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Regional Overview: Africa
3-9 July 2021

14 July 2021

A separate, weekly discussion of the ongoing conflict in Mozambique and Ethiopia can be found in the Cabo Ligado and Ethiopia Peace Observatory projects, respectively. Last week in Africa, more than a hundred students were abducted and dozens of people were killed by armed militias in Nigeria; the state of siege operation was extended again…

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Regional Overview: South Asia and Afghanistan
3-9 July 2021

14 July 2021

Last week in South Asia, the Taliban continued to make territorial gains in Afghanistan, especially in the north, including some key border crossings into neighboring countries. In Pakistan, Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants continued to attack security forces. Indian security forces conducted operations against militants in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Union Territory. Demonstrations against rising fuel…

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ACLED-Religion Overview
26 June-2 July 2021

8 July 2021

Last week in the Middle East and North Africa, the Iranian government continued its campaign of targeting religious minorities in the country. In Bahrain and Israel, negative reactions to the celebration of LGBT Pride Month continued. In Yemen, pro-Houthi authorities closed another two Sunni Islamic centers in Sanaa, bringing the total number of closures to…

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Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
26 June-2 July 2021

8 July 2021

Last week in Southeast Asia, anti-coup protesters in Myanmar continued to demonstrate against the military regime. Meanwhile, over 2,200 detainees — including activists and journalists — were released on 30 June in a nationwide amnesty. Additionally, deadly clashes between the Myanmar military and People’s Defense Force (PDF) groups were reported in the Sagaing region. Meanwhile,…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
26 June-2 July 2021

8 July 2021

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, demonstrations and violence against civilians remained high. Thousands of members of the LGBT community marched in El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Panama against discrimination, demanding respect for their rights (France 24, 27 June 2021). In Mexico, demonstrations related to the scarcity of cancer medicines increased…

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