Tom Hart is the Global Research Coordinator with ACLED, and a part-time brewer and genealogist. He received his BA in International History from Carleton University in Ottawa, where he focused on colonial relationships, intercultural interaction, and geocultural perspectives. Tom is currently based out of Ottawa, Canada, and is fluent in English and French.

Discussion: Taliban 2017-2019

A critical discussion of data collection methods for the conflict in Afghanistan. By the end of the lesson, students will be able to: Understand different data types – spatial, temporal, and descriptive Critically analyze data sources 111 downloads View File Download File Taliban-2017_2019_final.pdf – 2 MB

Regional Overview – Asia 2 July 2019

The key trends and developments in the South and Southeast Asian region last week included increased fighting and further peace talks in Afghanistan; attacks on civilians in Cambodia, Thailand and India; militant infighting in India’s Jammu & Kashmir; and intensified demonstrations over the growing water and power supply crisis in India. In Afghanistan, there was…

Regional Overview – Asia 26 June 2019

The key trends in the South and Southeast Asian region last week included fighting between Taliban and Afghan security forces in Afghanistan; ongoing fighting between state forces and domestic rebel groups in Pakistan, India, Myanmar, Thailand and the Philippines; as well as demonstrations over water supply issues, land rights, and environmental concerns across the region.…

Regional Overview – Asia 18 June 2019

The key trends in the South and Southeast Asian region last week included heavy fighting between Taliban and Afghan security forces in Afghanistan; ongoing fighting between state forces and domestic rebel groups in Pakistan, India, Myanmar, Thailand, and the Philippines; as well as election-related violence and protests in India, Bangladesh, and Indonesia. In Afghanistan, Taliban…

Regional Overview – Asia 4 June 2019

The biggest developments in the South and Southeast Asian region last week included heavy fighting between Taliban and Afghan security forces in Afghanistan and deadly post-election violence in India and Indonesia. Fighting between state forces and domestic rebel groups continued in Pakistan, India, Myanmar, Thailand, and the Philippines. In Afghanistan last week, heavy fighting continued…

Regional Overview – Asia 28 May 2019

The biggest developments in the South and Southeast Asian region last week included heavy fighting between Taliban and Afghan security forces in Afghanistan, and attacks against civilians in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Myanmar, Thailand, and the Philippines. Fighting between state forces and domestic rebel groups in Pakistan, India, Myanmar and the Philippines was also recorded as were…

Regional Overview – Asia 21 May 2019

The biggest developments in the South and Southeast Asian region last week included escalating anti-Muslim riots in Sri Lanka and heavy fighting between Taliban and Afghan security forces in Afghanistan. Fighting between state forces and domestic rebel groups in Pakistan, Myanmar, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines was also recorded as were demonstrations and election-related violence…