Elliott Bynum is ACLED’s Research Coordinator. She previously managed ACLED’s Southeast Asia desk. Her research focuses on social and political movements in Myanmar.

2020 Elections in Myanmar: Political Violence and Demonstration Trends

As Myanmar prepares for elections on 8 November, multiple armed conflicts across the country continue. Despite the hope that a government led by the National League for Democracy (NLD) would address the longstanding grievances of ethnic minorities, the past five years have been marked by ongoing fighting between state forces and ethnic armed organizations (EAOs), as well as the suppression of peaceful dissent.…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
14-20 June 2020

In Southeast Asia, key developments last week include: clashes between the military and Kachin rebels in Myanmar; renewed separatist violence in Thailand; deadly fighting between state forces and communist rebels in the Philippines; demonstrations in Indonesia in response to the sentencing of Papuan activists under treason laws; and a rare protest in Cambodia over the ongoing arrest and detention of opposition activists.…