Peace in Myanmar?

Myanmar recorded 254 battles in 2015, compared to Pakistan’s 274. Geographically, Myanmar’s battles are concentrated largely in two of its northern states: Shan and Kachin (see figure below). This area of Myanmar recorded nearly as many battles as all of Pakistan. Since Myanmar’s coup d’etat in 1962, which transitioned the country to strict authoritarian military…

Violent Trends in Pakistan 2015

Pakistan remains one of the most active conflict environments in South Asia. Throughout 2015, Pakistan’s violence is concentrated into several high intensity geographic spaces; the most fatal, intense battles occurred primarily in the states of Balochistan and FATA (see figure below). Pakistani protests were heavily concentrated in Sindh, Punjab, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. FATA is Pakistan’s…

Large Scale Violence against Civilians in Asia in 2015

After the terrorist attack last month in Bangkok, ACLED reviewed the recent large scale (ten +)  attacks on civilians in South and South East Asia. From January to August in 2015, six large terrorist attacks have occurred against civilians in the South and Southeast Asian states that ACLED covers. Five of the six attacks occurred…