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
19-25 June 2021

30 June 2021

Last week in East Asia, Hong Kong’s largest pro-democracy paper Apple Daily ceased operations after authorities arrested six of its senior staffers and froze its assets under the National Security Law. Demonstrations opposing the Olympics in Japan increased last week amid a rise in COVID-19 infections in Tokyo just a week after a state of…

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ACLED-Religion Overview
12-18 June 2021

24 June 2021

Last week in North Africa and the Middle East, new leadership came to power Israel and Iran. In Iran, its effects are yet to be seen, though in Israel, the new government’s approval of a right-wing march led to heightened tensions in the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem. In Egypt, the government continued its…

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Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
12-18 June 2021

24 June 2021

Last week in Southeast Asia, protests against the military coup in Myanmar continued across the country as protesters expressed an unusual show of support for the Rohingya ethnic minority. Additionally, the Myanmar military accused the Karen National Defence Organisation (KNDO) of killing civilians, after claiming to have discovered mass graves in Kayin state. Elsewhere, fighting…

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Regional Overview: United States
12-18 June 2021

24 June 2021

Demonstrations in the United States moderately decreased last week compared to the week prior. The decline was underpinned by fewer demonstration events related to the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, environmental groups, and COVID-19 restrictions compared to the week prior. Conversely, demonstrations involving labor groups and healthcare workers demanding better work conditions and increased pay…

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Regional Overview: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
12-18 June 2021

24 June 2021

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, levels of violence remained high. In Guatemala and Nicaragua, members of vulnerable communities continue to be the targets of attacks. In Guatemala, at least three members of the LGBT community were shot in the last two weeks, triggering a protest during Pride month. In Nicaragua, a…

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Regional Overview: Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
12-18 June 2021

23 June 2021

Last week, in Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, demonstrations continued over labor rights, sparking violent responses in Italy. Demonstrators mobilized to call for LGBT rights in Hungary, with further demonstrations reported in France and Italy. Demonstrations against far-right ideas and influence were reported across France, while the murder of a Moroccan man prompted demonstration…

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