Regional Overview: South Asia 10 – 16 November 2019

Key trends in South Asia last week include: election-related violence in Sri Lanka and continued militant targeting of security forces in Pakistan. In Sri Lanka, numerous incidents of election-related violence were reported during the week of the country’s presidential election, won by Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) party candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The violence included clashes…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia 10 – 16 November 2019

Last week, in Southeast Asia, key developments included: ongoing clashes between the military and ethnic armed groups in Myanmar; separatist violence against civilians in Thailand; continued clashes between state forces and the New People’s Army (NPA) in the Philippines; and labor protests in Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand. Clashes continued in Myanmar between the military…