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.

A Year of COVID-19: The Pandemic’s Impact on Global Conflict and Demonstration Trends

The final report from our COVID-19 Disorder Tracker reviews ACLED’s special coverage of the pandemic’s impact on political violence and protest trends around the world over the past 12 months. Download Report Introduction March 2021 marks the first anniversary of the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). One year on,…

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…

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…