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Abortion-Related Demonstrations Surge in the US

21 October 2021

Abortion-related demonstrations have surged across the United States, contributing to one of the largest overall protest spikes in more than a year. ACLED Director of Research & Innovation Dr. Roudabeh Kishi breaks down the latest trends. © 2021 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.

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Deadly Demonstrations: Fatalities From State Engagement on the Rise

The number of fatalities from state engagement in demonstrations around the world this year already exceeds the total reported for all of 2020. ACLED Research Coordinator Elliott Bynum and ACLED Analysis Coordinator Timothy Lay review the latest global data and examine three key cases: Myanmar, Colombia, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. © 2021 Armed…

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The State of Yemen: Q2 2021 – Q3 2021

14 October 2021

In this edition of ACLED’s State of Yemen infographic series, Researcher Emile Roy and Middle East Research Manager Muaz A. map key developments in the conflict between the second quarter and third quarter of 2021. The first edition of the map can be found here. For an explanation of ACLED’s methodology for mapping territorial control in…

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The State of Syria: Q2 2021 – Q3 2021

In this edition of ACLED’s State of Syria infographic series, Middle East Research Manager Muaz A. maps key developments in the conflict between the second quarter and third quarter of 2021. Past editions of the control map can be found below. For an explanation of ACLED’s methodology for mapping territorial control in Syria, click here. ©…

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New Small States Data Expand ACLED Coverage to More Than 200 Countries and Territories

17 September 2021

17 September 2021: The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) has now expanded real-time coverage to 13 small states and territories in Africa and Asia, adding over 600 new events to the dataset from the start of 2020 to the present. The expansion includes eight countries and territories in Africa — Cape Verde;…

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ACLED, Everytown Release First-of-Its-Kind Report Revealing More Than 500 Armed Demonstrations Occurred in the Past 18 Months Alone

23 August 2021

Report Finds There Were At Least 560 Armed Demonstrations Since 2020, and Armed Demonstrations Nearly Six Times More Likely to be Violent or Destructive Than Unarmed Demonstrations Report Comes Nearly One Year After Two People Were Shot and Killed at a Protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin 23 August 2021: The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data…

Armed Assembly: Guns, Demonstrations, and Political Violence in America

This joint report by ACLED and the Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund analyzes new data on hundreds of armed demonstrations across the United States. Download the data file here. Definitions and methodology decisions are explained in the US coverage FAQs and the US methodology brief. For more information, please check the full ACLED Resource Library. Download a PDF…

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Surface Tension: ‘Communal’ Violence and Elite Ambitions in South Sudan

19 August 2021

Conflict and insecurity in South Sudan are once again at levels which would typically be associated with civil war, and would indicate that a substantial collapse in state authority is underway. Yet the government in Juba endures, and the political bargain holding together the various military, security, and rebel factions since 2018 has mostly held…

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Actor Profile: Boogaloo Boys

16 August 2021

The third installment in our new actor profile series reviews the latest data on Boogaloo activity around the United States. Access all data and additional actor profiles through our US Research Hub. Definitions and methodology decisions are explained in our US Coverage FAQs and our US methodology brief. For more information, please check the full ACLED Resource Library.…

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Religious Repression During Ramadan: Cases from Yemen, Bahrain, Iraq, Egypt, and Palestine

12 August 2021

Most religious holidays and festivals carry a potential for state repression and minority contestation. This is explained by three main factors: firstly, celebrations serve as a focal point in heightening identity salience; secondly, during major festivals, worshipers tend to defy state orders; thirdly, religious celebrations and rituals can disguise political claims and work as sites…

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