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: Middle East
26 June-2 July 2021

7 July 2021

Last week in the Middle East, political violence remained high in Yemen as the Houthi offensive on Marib city continued, and pro-Hadi forces and Hazmiyah Resistance tribesmen launched an offensive on Houthi forces in As Sawmaah district. Meanwhile, Houthi forces increased their drone and missile attacks on Saudi forces in Asir and Najran provinces. In…

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ACLED-Religion Overview
19-25 June 2021

1 July 2021

Last week in Yemen, pro-Houthi authorities announced several restrictive measures targeting personal freedoms. In Bahrain, a group of young anti-LGBT activists put up banners denouncing homosexuality. Celebrations of LGBT Pride Month were condemned by a small right-wing Jewish group in Israel. Police clashed with both Jewish Haredi and Muslim worshippers in the West Bank, after…

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Regional Overview: United States
19-25 June 2021

1 July 2021

Demonstrations in the United States decreased slightly last week compared to the week prior, reaching the lowest number of reported events since February 2021. Despite the decrease, demonstration events involving labor groups and healthcare workers demanding better work conditions and increased pay continued to account for the greatest share of demonstrations. Demonstrations concerning critical race…

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Regional Overview: Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
19-25 June 2021

1 July 2021

Last week, in Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, uncommon violence punctuated a mostly quiet week for demonstrations. An attack by a man suspected to have an Islamist motive occurred in Germany, killing three people. Violence targeting LGBT people occurred in Spain at the end of Pride Month, coinciding with pro- and anti-LGBT demonstrations across…

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Regional Overview: Africa
19-25 June 2021

1 July 2021

Last week in Africa, Islamist militants continued their attacks in the central Sahel region; deadly clashes involving communal and ethnic militia were reported in Nigeria, Sudan, and South Sudan; and Al Shabaab militants carried out deadly attacks in Somalia and Kenya. Suspected Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin (JNIM) militants activity continued in the central Sahel. In…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
19-25 June 2021

1 July 2021

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, gang violence remained high. In Mexico, ongoing turf wars between gangs intensified in the states of Tamaulipas and Zacatecas. In Nicaragua, police continued to arrest members of the political opposition and candidates for the presidential election. Meanwhile, in Honduras, people demonstrated against the government’s project of…

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