Roudabeh Kishi is the Director of Research & Innovation at ACLED. She oversees the quality, production, and coverage of all ACLED data across the globe; leads research and analysis across regional teams; aids in new partnerships with local sources and users; and supports the capacity building of NGOs and conflict observatories around the world. Dr. Kishi holds a PhD in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland with specializations in international relations and quantitative methodology. She is fluent in English, Farsi, and basic French.

Understanding Disorder in Central Asia

In this joint report by the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) and the Oxus Society for Central Asian Affairs, Dr. Roudabeh Kishi, Asena Karacalti, Edward Lemon, and Bradley Jardine review new data on political violence and protest in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan. Download a PDF The five countries in Central…

The Future of ‘Stop the Steal’: Post-Election Trajectories for Right-Wing Mobilization in the US

Reviewing new ACLED data for the past seven months of political violence and demonstration activity across the US, this report analyzes key trends in right-wing mobilization and the potential for violence in the post-election period. Access data directly through the US Crisis Monitor. Definitions and methodology decisions are explained in the US Crisis Monitor FAQs and the…

Working Paper: Updates to ACLED

Since its original introduction as a small-scale academic project in 2010 covering political violence in Africa (Raleigh et. al, 2010), the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) has evolved into an independent NGO with a global team of researchers collecting real-time data on political violence and demonstrations across the world. By mid-2020, nearly…

Standing By: Right-Wing Militia Groups & the US Election

In this joint report, ACLED and MilitiaWatch map militia activity across the United States and assess the risk of violence before, during, and after the 2020 election. Access data directly through the US Crisis Monitor. Definitions and methodology decisions are explained in the US Crisis Monitor FAQs and the US methodology brief. For more information, please check…

Demonstrations & Political Violence in America: New Data for Summer 2020

The US Crisis Monitor is now updated with supplemental data extending coverage back to the week of George Floyd’s killing in May. For a summary of key findings, read the announcement here. Definitions and methodology decisions are explained in the US Crisis Monitor FAQs and the US methodology brief. For more information, please check the full ACLED…

Comparing ‘new’ and ‘old’ media crisis monitoring in Kenya’s unprecedented elections

Media monitoring can play an important role in tracking, preventing, responding to and understanding violence and unrest. It is often used to identify, track and map incidents of insecurity and patterns in escalation and de-escalation in ongoing crises. Monitoring can draw on either ‘old’ media, such as newspapers, and/or ‘new’ social media, such as Twitter…