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A Turbulent Run-up to Elections in Somalia

7 April 2021

Somalia’s parliamentary and presidential elections are set to take place amidst a general climate of political tensions and violence. A constitutional crisis stoked by months of political deadlock between President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed ‘Farmaajo’ and the opposition threatens to escalate into a violent conflict pitting federal forces against state-based militias, as well as armed clans…

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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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CDT Spotlight: Al Shabaab in Somalia

21 May 2020

Al Shabaab has continued to launch daily attacks in Somalia, hindering humanitarian efforts to fight the spread of coronavirus. ACLED Research Analyst Andrea Carboni surveys the ongoing conflict. 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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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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New Data From Aid Worker Security Database (AWSD) Complements ACLED Reporting

15 July 2019

ACLED is pleased to announce the incorporation of partner data collected by the Aid Worker Security Database (AWSD). In this infographic, ACLED Research Analyst Hilary Matfess explores the new data and examines how the partnership has improved our coverage of violence targeting aid workers around the world. © 2019 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data…

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Endgames & Affiliations: Explaining Differing Patterns of Behavior Between Islamist Groups

19 April 2019

Islamist groups have been deemed one of the most significant threats to international security in the 21st century, and current conflicts include peak levels of political violence involving Islamist actors (New York Times, 6 July 2018). Islamism can imply a variety of qualities – most commonly, the term implies that the group in question aims…

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Beyond the Caliphate: The Islamic State’s Global Future

27 February 2019

ACLED Research Analyst Melissa Pavlik tracks Islamic State activity outside of its former “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria, evaluating the militant group’s continued potential for global disruption.* ________ *Correction: This infographic previously included activity where the specific faction of Boko Haram involved in the event (Barnawi or Shekau faction) was unknown based on reporting. As…

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Have your peace, and leave it too: US Military Engagements Around the World

22 February 2019

In the wake of several major withdrawal announcements, ACLED Research Analyst Melissa Pavlik maps US military activity across Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. © 2019 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.

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Resilience: Al Shabaab Remains a Serious Threat

11 February 2019

ACLED Research Analyst Melissa Pavlik examines Al Shabaab’s continued capacity for violence even in the face of consistent military pressure. © 2019 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.

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