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Mid-Year Update: 10 Conflicts to Worry About in 2019

2 August 2019

In our special report on 10 conflicts to worry about in 2019, ACLED assessed the state of political violence and protest across critical flashpoints in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, providing both an overview of 2018’s developments and a preview of what to watch for in the new year. Our Mid-Year Update revisits these…

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Improving ACLED’s Myanmar Protest Data: 2010-2019

28 June 2019

ACLED Asia Research Manager Elliott Bynum reviews new supplementary data on protest activity in Myanmar from 2010 through 2019. © 2019 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.

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Ceasefires and Conflict Dynamics in Myanmar

13 May 2019

When Myanmar’s military declared a four-month unilateral ceasefire covering the northern and eastern parts of the country on 21 December 2018, its goal was not to cease hostilities, but to narrow the focus of its campaign against the many ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) operating across Myanmar. The geographic scope of the ceasefire meant that while…

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10 Conflicts to Worry About in 2019

1 February 2019

Disorder spread across ACLED’s areas of coverage last year, with political violence and protest surging in more countries than they declined. These trends show few signs of stopping in 2019, as conflict and unrest threaten to expand in scope and scale. In this special report on 10 conflicts to worry about in 2019, ACLED analyzes…

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Myanmar’s Changing Conflict Landscape

17 January 2019

ACLED Asia Research Manager Elliott Bynum analyzes evolving political violence trends in Myanmar. © 2019 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.

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Myanmar: Peace Talks Belied by Ongoing Conflict in Rakhine and Chin States

14 December 2018

Over the past few months, battles between the Myanmar military and the Arakan Army (AA) have increased in Rakhine and Chin states. Initially during the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) administration, and now during the National League for Democracy (NLD) administration, ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) that once had limited numbers and military capabilities have…

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Demonstrations in Myanmar

23 October 2018

In this infographic, ACLED Asia Research Manager Elliott Bynum examines demonstrations in Myanmar from August 2017 to September 2018.

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Understanding Inter-Ethnic Conflict in Myanmar

28 September 2018

While most of the political violence in Myanmar arises from the conflicts between the Myanmar military and the many ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) in the country, inter-ethnic conflict has increased in recent years. One such conflict is that between the Palaung State Liberation Front/Ta’ang National Liberation Army (PSLF/TNLA) and the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan…

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Analysis of the FPNCC/Northern Alliance and Myanmar Conflict Dynamics

21 July 2018

With the Myanmar military pressuring all ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) to sign the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), non-signatory EAOs have responded by forming a loose military alliance, called the Northern Alliance, to strengthen their position against the military. As with many alliances in Myanmar’s history, the cohesiveness and long-term viability of the alliance is uncertain.…

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Myanmar – 2010 Data Release

12 July 2018

Spanning from 2010 to the present, ACLED’s dataset for Myanmar includes over 5,000 recorded events. The data cover three political periods: the tail-end of the military dictatorship through 2010, the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) administration from 2011 to 2016, and the start of the National League for Democracy (NLD)-led government from 2016 to…

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