Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus 2-8 February 2020

Last week in Central Asia, deadly ethnic clashes were reported in south Kazakhstan while an insider attack in Afghanistan resulted in three deaths, including two US soldiers. In the Caucasus, ceasefire violations between Armenia and Azerbaijan continued at similar levels. Violence broke out on 7 February between members of the Dungan Muslim ethnic group and…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia 2-8 February 2020

In Southeast Asia, key developments last week included: increased battles in Myanmar; ongoing separatist violence targeting civilians in Thailand; continued drug-related violence in the Philippines; and labor protests in Indonesia and Myanmar. Clashes in Myanmar between the military and the United League of Arakan/Arakan Army (ULA/AA) increased significantly last week in Rakhine state. Clashes were…