Syria Enters Its 10th Year of War

On 15 March 2020, Syria entered its 10th year of war. Although ACLED data show an overall decrease in violence over the course of 2019, the war in Syria remains the most active conflict in the world,1 and one of the deadliest for civilians. In the year since 15 March 2019, ACLED records almost 19,000…

Regional Overview: South Asia
8-14 March 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: continuing communal violence in India following clashes over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA); violence leading up to local elections in India and Bangladesh; organized violence involving domestic rebel groups in Pakistan, Nepal, and India; violence against protesters on International Women’s Day in Pakistan; and demonstrations against…

Regional Overview: Europe
8-14 March 2020

Last week, dozens of protest marches for women’s rights were held on International Women’s Day on 8 March across the Balkans, Southeastern Europe and Eastern Europe. Governments across these regions also took action to limit the spread of coronavirus, including measures that limit or ban public gatherings. The measures are expected to significantly reduce the…

Regional Overview: South America
8-14 March 2020

Last week in South America, key developments include: increased unrest in Chile; clashes involving the National Liberation Army (ELN) and political killings in Colombia; clashes between armed groups on the Colombian-Venezuelan border; opposition-led protests in Venezuela; continued risk to civilians caught in the crosshairs of fighting between armed groups in Brazil; and continued civil unrest…