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: 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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Regional Overview: Middle East
30 July-5 August 2022

11 August 2022

Last week in the Middle East, overall political violence levels remained relatively stable in Yemen, as the UN-mediated truce was extended a second time for a two-month period, now running until 2 October. In Syria, violence against civilians increased last week. In Iraq, large demonstrations in the Baghdad Green Zone, calling for early elections and…

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Regional Overview: South America
30 July- 5 August 2022

11 August 2022

Last week in South America, Indigenous militias carried out several attacks against forestry companies and private property in Chile. Moreover, violence erupted between supporters and opponents of the newly proposed draft Chilean constitution, which will be put to a referendum on 4 September. In Colombia, violent attacks against civilians were registered in the Valle del…

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Regional Overview: Africa
30 July-5 August 2022

11 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, armed groups targeted civilians on the Niger border with Nigeria; Islamist militants continued offensives in Burkina Faso, Niger, and Mali; an ambush by an armed group from…

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Regional Overview: East Asia Pacific
30 July-5 August 2022

11 August 2022

Last week in the East Asia Pacific region, fighting broke out between the military and ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) in Kachin, Rakhine, and Chin states. The Myanmar military also continued to carry out arrests and attacks on civilians across multiple regions, including in Yangon, Mandalay, and Sagaing regions. In Thailand, suspected Muslim Malay separatists set…

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Regional Overview: South Asia and Afghanistan
30 July-5 August 2022

11 August 2022

Last week in South Asia and Afghanistan, the United States (US) killed Al Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahri in a drone strike in Afghanistan, as the Islamic State (IS) and anti-Taliban groups continued to clash with the Taliban. IS also attacked Shiite civilians in Kabul during a holy period for the community. In Pakistan, Baloch separatists…

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