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.

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)…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
3-9 May 2020

In Southeast Asia, key developments last week include: clashes in Myanmar after rebel-run coronavirus efforts were threatened by the military; a retaliatory attack by separatists against state forces in Thailand; violence in the Bangsamoro region of the Philippines; and coronavirus related events in Thailand and Indonesia. In Myanmar, clashes continued between the Myanmar military and…