18 August 2020
In our special report on 10 conflicts to worry about at the start of 2020, ACLED identified a range of flashpoints and emerging crises where violent political disorder was likely to evolve and worsen over the course of the year: the Sahel, Mexico, Yemen, India, Somalia, Iran, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Lebanon, and the United States. Our…
22 May 2020
On 29 February 2020, the United States and the Taliban signed a peace deal in Doha, Qatar, after more than 18 years of conflict. The agreement contained four main provisions (US Department of State, 29 February 2020): 1) Halt attacks against the US: The Taliban provided guarantees that it “will prevent the use of the…
13 May 2020
On 23 March, UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for a global coronavirus ceasefire (UN News, 23 March 2019). The truce would allow pandemic responses to be carried out in areas that are usually too dangerous for medical personnel to access due to ongoing conflict, and could also create opportunities for negotiations between belligerents. Unfortunately, the…
16 April 2020
ACLED Research Director Dr. Roudabeh Kishi reviews the Taliban’s multi-pronged approach to bolstering its legitimacy, especially as it vies for increased concessions during negotiations. This infographic is part of our special CDT Spotlight series. © 2020 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.
9 April 2020
ACLED Research Analyst Adam Miller tracks rising Islamic State activity as the group’s leadership seeks to capitalize on the COVID-19 crisis. This infographic is part of our special CDT Spotlight series. © 2020 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.
30 March 2020
Explore an interactive visualization of ACLED’s special report on 10 conflicts to worry about in 2020. © 2020 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.
17 March 2020
Researcher Jules Duhamel maps political violence events across Afghanistan during the week before and the week after the US-Taliban peace agreement. © 2020 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.
23 January 2020
Our annual special report reviews the past year of data for 10 key conflicts with a look toward trends to watch in the coming months. Access ACLED data directly through the export tool, and find more information about ACLED methodology in our Resource Library. To explore an interactive visualization of this special report, click here. To…
7 January 2020
ACLED Research Analyst Melissa Pavlik maps Taliban activity across Afghanistan from 2018 to 2019. © 2020 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.
19 December 2019
The addition of data sourced directly from the Taliban more than doubles the number of events recorded by ACLED in Afghanistan, and allows deeper insight into how and where the Taliban exerts strength. Introduction The conflict in Afghanistan is one of the deadliest in the world (ACLED, 2019). The country features an insurgency led by…