Andrea Carboni is a Middle East Senior Researcher at ACLED and a postdoctoral research fellow with the University of Sussex. He joined ACLED in 2014, and formerly oversaw data collection and analysis in the Africa, Middle East and Yemen desks. At the University of Sussex, he works on the VERSUS project, focusing on elite politics in Yemen. His research interests include the study of political elites and strategies of political survival.

A Turbulent Run-up to Elections in Somalia

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…

CDT Spotlight: Protest and Conflict in Ukraine

A looming recession threatens to spark popular unrest in Ukraine, while ceasefire violations have continued through the pandemic in the eastern Donbas region. ACLED Research Analyst Andrea Carboni maps the country’s political violence and protest landscape. This infographic is part of our special CDT Spotlight series. © 2020 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All…

CDT Spotlight: Growing Pressure in South Sudan

Tensions are high in South Sudan amid an escalation of intercommunal violence. ACLED Research Analyst Andrea Carboni examines the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the country’s fragile political situation. This infographic is part of our special CDT Spotlight series. © 2020 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.

CDT Recap: Africa

Two months into the COVID-19 pandemic, ACLED takes stock of key trends in political violence and protest activity across Africa. This infographic is part of a special CDT Recap series reviewing eight weeks of data and analysis published as part of our COVID-19 Disorder Tracker. For more information, see the CDT Spotlight reports referenced in…

CDT Spotlight: Al Shabaab in Somalia

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.