Elliott Bynum is ACLED’s Analysis Coordinator. She previously managed ACLED’s Southeast Asia desk. She is a Ph.D. candidate in International Relations at American University. Her research focuses on social and political movements in Myanmar.

ACLED 2020: The Year in Review

ACLED’s 2020 annual report reviews the past year of data on political violence and demonstration activity around the world. Access the full report as well as an executive summary of key findings below. Download Report Executive Summary One year since the official start of the pandemic in March 2020, COVID-19 has killed more than two million…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
21-27 June 2020

In Southeast Asia, key developments last week include: intensified fighting in Rakhine state in Myanmar; pro-democracy protests in Thailand; demonstrations by Islamist groups in Indonesia over a proposed bill regarding pancasila guidelines; and ongoing drug-violence in the Philippines. In Myanmar, the first anniversary of the internet shutdown in several townships in Rakhine state and Paletwa…

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…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
7-13 June 2020

In Southeast Asia, key developments last week include: ongoing fighting in Myanmar; growing demonstrations over the anti-terrorism bill in the Philippines; increased protests in Thailand over the abduction of an exiled activist; demonstrations in Indonesia ahead of a verdict for detained Papuan activists; and coronavirus-related disorder in several countries. In Myanmar, fighting continued between the…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
17-30 May 2020

In Southeast Asia, key developments over the past two weeks include: clashes in Rakhine and Shan states in Myanmar; ongoing fighting between state forces and communist, as well as Islamist, rebels in the Philippines; separatist violence against civilians in Indonesia; and coronavirus-related demonstrations in the region amid the financial fallout from the pandemic. In Myanmar,…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
10-16 May 2020

In Southeast Asia, key developments last week include: a clash in Myanmar in an area covered by the military’s recent unilateral ceasefire announcement; deadly fighting in the Philippines between state forces and communist rebels; and coronavirus related disorder in Indonesia, Thailand, and Cambodia. The conflict between the military and United League of Arakan/Arakan Army (ULA/AA)…