Regional Overview – Middle East 2 October 2018

Throughout the Middle East last week, rates of political violence have remained relatively unchanged compared to the week prior — with the exception of Israel and Palestine, where reports of increased casualties and instances of cross-border violence signal a lack of diplomatic progress. In Turkey and Iraq, fighting against militants continued, while in Iran the…

Regional Overview – Asia 2 October 2018

Overall levels of organised violence and demonstrations continued to declined across South and Southeast Asia, with the exception of in Pakistan where the number of reported demonstrations increased by over 70%. In Afghanistan, at least two parliamentary candidates were targeted last week by unidentified militants in Kandahar and Khost city, signalling the likely beginning of…