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: Central Asia and the Caucasus
3-9 April 2021

14 April 2021

Last week in Central Asia and the Caucasus, clashes continued between the Taliban and Afghan forces, with large military operations and territorial gains made by both parties. The Taliban also shelled a NATO base in Kandahar province, attacking international troops for the first time in more than a year. In the de facto Republic of…

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Regional Overview: East Asia
3-9 April 2021

14 April 2021

Last week in East Asia, members of the opposition in Taiwan demonstrated in Taipei to ask the current administration to take responsibility for a recent railway accident that killed 50 people. In North Korea, it was reported last week that military troops were deployed to set up barriers and high-voltage wires at the border with…

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Regional Overview: South Asia
3-9 April 2021

14 April 2021

Last week in South Asia, Naxal-Maoist insurgents ambushed security forces in a deadly encounter in India. In Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), military forces conducted a series of operations against an Al Qaeda affiliate. Meanwhile, in Pakistan, Taliban militants clashed with military forces and conducted targeted attacks. The ongoing state assembly elections in India sparked violence…

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

14 April 2021

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, targeted violence against government representatives, politicians, and lawyers continued. In the state of Guerrero, Mexico, a local representative and environmental activist, who advocated for the protection of the Sierra de Guerrero forest, was killed by alleged members of the Los Tlacos gang. In Honduras, a lawyer…

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Regional Overview: Africa
3-9 April 2021

14 April 2021

Last week in Africa, Moroccan forces killed the Polisario gendarmerie chief during an operation in Western Sahara; a major armed group announced their withdrawal from the Coalition of Patriots for Change rebel alliance in the Central African Republic; and several days of heavy intercommunal violence broke out in the Sudanese state of West Darfur. In…

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ACLED-Religion Overview
27 March-2 April 2021

8 April 2021

Last week, the Egyptian and Iraqi governments issued new regulations on religious and non-religious practices prior to the holy month of Ramadan, starting this year around 13 April. In the two countries, new measures were also announced by both state and religious institutions to limit the spread of the coronavirus in places of worship. In…

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