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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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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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Nepal – 2010 Data Release

13 July 2018

Nearly 2500 additional conflict, protest, and non-violent events have been added to the ACLED Nepal dataset, expanding coverage back to 2010. The newly added data indicate a relatively low level of violence against civilians, remote violence, and battles in Nepal, relative to other Asian countries. Rather, the political landscape in Nepal is more prone to…

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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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Regional Overview – Asia 02 July 2018

3 July 2018

Last week was marked by major protests in Afghanistan, ongoing election turmoil in Pakistan, and militant violence in Indonesia. In Afghanistan, following the end of the ceasefire, levels of political violence further increased by 20% compared to the previous week, which is a total hike of over 78% compared to the week of the ceasefire.…

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Regional Overview – Asia 25 June 2018

26 June 2018

As Ramadan came to an end on June 14, the Afghan government decided to extend its ceasefire with the Taliban. The Taliban, however, resumed military operations of its spring offensive Eid and launched attacks in several provinces across the country – notably Faryab, Helmand, and Badghis Provinces. Levels of political violence increased by 38% in…

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Regional Overview – Asia 14 May 2018

15 May 2018

Levels of political violence and protest events decreased throughout South and Southeast Asian. From a country perspective, the levels of political violence levels dropped most significantly – by 37% – in Afghanistan, yet remained static in India and slightly increased in Pakistan. In Afghanistan, the number of battles between government forces and the Taliban increased…

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Regional Overview – Asia 7 May 2018

9 May 2018

Levels of political violence decreased and protest levels remained static in all countries in South and Southeast Asia, with the exception of India where political violence increased by almost 15% and the number of protest events decreased by over 30%. In Afghanistan, Taliban militants launched coordinated attacks on the Tishkan, Shuhada, and Kohistan districts of…

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