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CDT Spotlight: Political Violence in the Path of Cyclone Amphan

21 May 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bay of Bengal now faces another natural disaster: Cyclone Amphan. ACLED Research Director Dr. Roudabeh Kishi examines how the dual threats may impact disorder trends in the region. This infographic is part of our special CDT Spotlight series. © 2020 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project…

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Regional Overview: South Asia
12-18 April 2020

22 April 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: continued armed clashes between security forces and domestic rebel groups in India and Pakistan; an increase in cross-border armed clashes between India and Pakistan; and a rise in violence targeting frontline health workers over fears of coronavirus transmission in India. In India, armed clashes between security forces…

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Rioters, Rebels and Civilians: Improving ACLED's Bangladesh Coverage (2010-2018)

29 May 2019

ACLED Asia Researcher Timothy Lay reviews new supplementary data on political violence and protest in Bangladesh from 2010 through 2018. © 2019 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.


Democracy in South Asia

21 December 2018

In this infographic, ACLED Asia Research Manager Daniela Pollmann and Asia Researcher Timothy Lay review conflict patterns around recent elections and other political developments in India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.

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The Anatomy of Violence in Bangladesh

9 November 2018

Over 6500 political violence, protests, and other non-violent events for the years 2010 to 2012 have been added to ACLED’s Bangladesh dataset. The coverage period of ACLED’s Bangladesh dataset now spans from 2010 to present, and the dataset as a whole now contains around 13800 events. With the addition of the new data, we can…


Regional Overview – Asia 30 June 2018

31 July 2018

Demonstrations dominated the headlines across much of South & Southeast Asia last week, with several of the most notable focusing on demands for changes in government policy in India and Nepal. The Pakistani government also held its 2018 general election last week, which was marred by violence both by those inside and outside the political…

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Regional Overview – Asia 23 June 2018

25 July 2018

Overall levels of political violence and protest events in South and southeast Asia dropped last week compared to the previous week. Key events in Asia last week included intense fighting between the Taliban and Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan, ongoing election violence in Pakistan, a sharp spike in drug-related killings in the Philippines, and continuing…

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Regional Overview – Asia 17 July 2018

17 July 2018

Last week was marked by a surge in reported fatalities in Afghanistan and Pakistan as well as the start of the third session of the 21st Century Panglong Union Peace Conference amidst a spike in violence in Myanmar. In Afghanistan, highly lethal engagements between state forces and the Taliban reportedly left at least 40 soldiers…

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Regional Overview – Asia 9 July 2018

10 July 2018

Last week in Afghanistan, a suicide bomber reportedly killed and wounded around 40 people in Jalalabad. Most of the victims belong to Afghanistan’s Sikh and Hindu minority groups and included the only Sikh electoral candidate in the upcoming general election. Additionally, the arrest of a district militia leader and close aide of Vice President Dostum…

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Bangladesh – 2013 Data Release

9 July 2018

Over 3700 political violence, protests, and other non-violent events have been added to ACLED’s Bangladesh dataset. This new release represents the addition of two major years in Bangladesh’s political history (2013 and 2014), and more than doubles the number of events contained in ACLED’s Bangladesh dataset. The coverage period of ACLED’s Bangladesh dataset spans from…


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