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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:
Media Targeting

2 April 2020

Many states are likely to use the pandemic as a pretext to impose new restrictions on civil liberties and increase repression — including attacks on the media. ACLED Research Director Dr. Roudabeh Kishi maps attacks on journalists covering the coronavirus crisis around the world. This infographic is part of our special CDT Spotlight series. ©…

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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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Elections in Thailand: Implications for the Deep South

21 March 2019

ACLED Asia Research Manager Elliott Bynum analyzes political violence trends in Thailand ahead of the March 24 elections. © 2019 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.

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Covering the Deep South: Improving ACLED’s Thailand Data

15 March 2019

ACLED is pleased to announce the incorporation of data collected by our partner Deep South Watch (DSW) and Center for Conflict Studies and Cultural Diversity (CSCD), Prince of Songkla University at Pattani, Thailand. In this infographic, ACLED Asia Research Manager Elliott Bynum explores the new data and examines how the partnership has improved our coverage…

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Thailand – 2010 Data Release

10 July 2018

ACLED’s Thailand dataset contains nearly 3,000 recorded political violence, protest, and other non-violent political events from 2010 through the present. Throughout most of the country, the most common events are riots and protests. In general, the political landscape in Thailand since 2010 can be broken cleanly into two periods: before and after the 2013-2014 crisis,…

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Review of Violence in South and Southeast Asia in 2016

7 February 2017

In February 2017, ACLED released the second annual dataset of South and Southeast Asia political violence and protest data. This set covers events in 2016 across ten South and Southeast Asian states. Historical data from 2010 for each country are in the final stages of review, and Pakistan’s data from January 2010-present are available for…

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Thailand’s Persistent Political Tumult: 2010-2015

3 March 2016

    In 2004, Thailand’s Pattani region experienced a noticeable spike in violence, perpetrated by Muslim separatist groups seeking autonomy. Over the past 11 years, this southern border region—encompassing the provinces of Yala, Narathiwat and Pattani— has been engulfed in a lingering unrest. Conflict analysts at Deep South Watch have defined the situation as one…

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Asian Overview 2015

In February 2016 ACLED released the first annual dataset of South and Southeast Asia political violence and protest data. This set covers events in 2015 across ten South and Southeast Asian states. 10,195 political violence and protest events are recorded in 2015. ACLED’s team is also working to record historical data from 2010 in Pakistan, India,…

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Targeting Civilians in South and Southeast Asia

17 September 2015

South and Southeast Asian countries have witnessed 561 violent events targeting civilians in 2015 so far. Over half of these events, 293, cannot be verifiably linked to any specific group. Yet the remaining 268 events can be traced to specific rebel groups and political militias. In Bangladesh, the political rivalry between the Bangladesh National Party…

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