Update — Burundi Local Data on Recent Unrest (26 Apr – 12 Sept 2015)

ACLED has released a new update of the recent unrest in Burundi, covering events from 26 April to 12 September 2015. This update can be found here. These real-time data draw primarily on crowd-sourced information available from 2015Burundi as well as from ACLED’s weekly real-time conflict data release. Numerous events were included in this update,…

Large Scale Violence against Civilians in Asia in 2015

After the terrorist attack last month in Bangkok, ACLED reviewed the recent large scale (ten +)  attacks on civilians in South and South East Asia. From January to August in 2015, six large terrorist attacks have occurred against civilians in the South and Southeast Asian states that ACLED covers. Five of the six attacks occurred…

“Developed” Protests in Developing Contexts

Peaceful protests constitute 87% of recorded events in Cambodia and Vietnam. This may be reflective of the issues currently engaging these societies, but also, local media reporting is limited by strict state censorship. The state limits not only the publication of protests in local and international press but also often restricts public gatherings that could…

Land Conflicts in India

Reigniting the long-standing issue of land acquisition, the proposed amendments to the new 2013 Land Acquisition Act by the Modi-led BJP government in December 2014, have led to nationwide farmer’s protests in India (The Economic Times 2013, BBC 2015). Thousands of farmers took to the streets between January and May 2015, in particular in Bihar…