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
27 March-2 April 2021

8 April 2021

Last week in the Middle East, intense fighting was reported in Yemen’s Marib and Hodeidah governorates, whereas clashes decreased in Taizz and Hajjah. Meanwhile, Houthi forces claim to have targeted Saudi Arabia with four drones. In Bahrain, demonstrations spiked over concerns for prisoners amid an outbreak of the coronavirus at Jaw Prison. In Syria, a…

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Regional Overview: South Asia
27 March-2 April 2021

7 April 2021

Last week in South Asia, Baloch separatists attacked Pakistani security forces in response to military operations in Balochistan province. In India, security forces clashed with domestic militants in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and Naxal-Maoists in the Red Corridor during anti-militant operations. The beginning of the state assembly elections in some Indian states led to clashes…

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Regional Overview: East Asia
27 March-2 April 2021

7 April 2021

Last week in East Asia, a series of protests were held in Seoul and Busan before the upcoming mayoral elections on 7 April. In Mongolia, members of a youth-led movement took to the streets to demand the release of two convicts charged with the murder of a prominent politician in 1998, claiming that they are…

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Regional Overview: South America
27 March-2 April 2021

7 April 2021

Last week in South America, fighting between Venezuelan military forces and dissidents of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) continued for the second consecutive week in Apure state. In Colombia, clashes between state forces and FARC dissidents were reported in the Pacific region. In Brazil, disorder significantly decreased amid a rising coronavirus death toll.…

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ACLED-Religion Overview
20-26 March 2021

1 April 2021

Last week, new information about the government’s abusive treatment of prisoners in Jaw Prison was revealed in Bahrain. In Iran, the repression of minorities continued, although a significant drop in events was recorded for the second consecutive week amid national holidays for the Iranian New Year. In Egypt, an increase in coronavirus cases led to…

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Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
20-26 March 2021

1 April 2021

Last week in Southeast Asia, the military junta in Myanmar continued its lethal crackdown on the anti-coup movement. In addition to suppressing demonstrations with excessive force, security forces have also been stepping up neighborhood raids that have resulted in more fatalities. In response to the indiscriminate use of force by security forces, anti-coup demonstrators have…

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