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 New Season of Unrest in Lebanon

ACLED has completed a review of the Lebanese news outlet El Nashra in a monthslong effort to improve coverage of political violence and protest throughout Lebanon. The data release has resulted in the addition of over 2,000 events to the ACLED dataset, accounting for approximately a fourth of the total events recorded between 2016 and 2021 across the country.…

The Wartime Transformation of AQAP in Yemen

In late January 2020, an apparent United States (US) drone strike targeted a car in Yakla, a mountainous area situated across Yemen’s Al Bayda and Marib governorates. Inside the car were Qasim Al Raymi and Abu Al Baraa Al Ibbi, the emir and a senior jurist, respectively, of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the local branch of Al Qaeda’s global franchise (Al Masdar, 2 February 2020).…

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.…