Ameneh Mehvar is the Middle East Research Manager at ACLED. She holds a PhD in International Relations and a master’s degree in Middle East and Central Asian Security from the University of St Andrews. Her research interests include foreign policy analysis, political psychology, security studies, and the international politics of the Middle East. Ameneh is fluent in Persian, English and German, and has a working knowledge in Arabic.

Regional Overview: United States
16-22 August 2020

Last week in the United States, the number of demonstration events spiked by more than 40% compared to the week prior. These demonstrations were primarily driven by the Trump administration’s handling of the United States Postal Service (USPS) ahead of the election. Demonstrations associated with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement also increased following a…

Regional Overview: United States
2-8 August 2020

Fewer demonstration events were reported in the United States over the last week compared to the week prior. The highest number of demonstration events were reported over issues related to the coronavirus, followed by demonstrations associated with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. Nurses across the country protested for improved safety, whereas other protesters called…