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: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean
6-12 August 2022

18 August 2022

Last week in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean, gang violence intensified in Mexico and Haiti, driven by anti-gang operations and attacks targeting political figures. In Mexico, following a clash between state forces and the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG), the cartel blocked roads and destroyed stores in Guanajuato and Jalisco states. Meanwhile, six journalists were…

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Regional Overview: South Asia and Afghanistan
6-12 August 2022

18 August 2022

Last week in South Asia and Afghanistan, the Islamic State (IS) continued to target Shiite civilians in Kabul city in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Taliban sources denied reports of unknown forces carrying out drone strikes targeting Al Qaeda and Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants, amid multiple unclaimed attacks targeting the latter. Anti-Taliban groups also remained active, inflicting a…

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Regional Overview: Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
6-12 August 2022

18 August 2022

Last week in Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia, the Russian military invasion of Ukraine continued, with violence reportedly spilling across the borders with Russia and Belarus. Rallies condemning Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip and nuclear weapons on the occasion of A-Bomb Day on 6 August were recorded across the region. Fighting de-escalated along the…

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Regional Overview: Middle East
6-12 August 2022

18 August 2022

Last week in the Middle East, political violence levels increased in Yemen as clashes between nominally allied anti-Houthi forces flared up in Shabwah governorate. In Syria, regime forces and opposition rebels clashed in Tafas in Dara province. In Iraq, rival Shiite groups continued to protest in the Baghdad Green Zone. In southeast Turkey, nine Kurdistan…

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Regional Overview: Africa
6-12 August 2022

18 August 2022

Weekly reports on the latest conflict developments in Mozambique and Ethiopia are made available by the Cabo Ligado and Ethiopia Peace Observatory projects, respectively. Last week in Africa, Islamist militants continued offensives in Burkina Faso and Mali; the Islamic State took control of areas in Egypt; Al Shabaab attacks displaced many in Somalia; the Cooperative…

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Regional Overview: United States and Canada
30 July-5 August 2022

11 August 2022

Last week in the United States and Canada, demonstration activity increased slightly in the United States and decreased slightly in Canada. In both countries, labor protests calling for better pay and working conditions made up the largest share of demonstration events. Meanwhile, ‘pro-choice’ demonstrations advocating for access to abortion made up the second-largest share of…

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