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Mid-Year Update: 10 Conflicts to Worry About in 2020

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…

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The US-Taliban Peace Deal: 10 Weeks On

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…

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Call Unanswered: A Review of Responses to the UN Appeal for a Global Ceasefire

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…

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CDT Spotlight: Taliban in Afghanistan

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.

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CDT Spotlight: Islamic State Attacks

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.

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Interactive: 10 Conflicts to Worry About in 2020

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.

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Security Incidents in Afghanistan: February-March 2020

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.

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Ten Conflicts to Worry About in 2020

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…

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The Taliban: 2018 & 2019

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.

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The World According to the Taliban: New Data on Afghanistan

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…

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