Last week, in Belarus, demonstrations against President Alexander Lukashenko continued against a backdrop of mass arrests and the sentencing of activists. In Russia, people condemned the government’s inadequate investigation of and potential ties to the 2015 assassination of opposition figure Boris Nemtsov.…
Last week in East Asia, authorities in Hong Kong detained and charged 47 pro-democracy politicians and activists under the National Security Law for organizing and participating in last July’s primary elections for pro-democracy parties.…
Last week in the Middle East, intense fighting between Houthi and pro-Hadi forces continued in the Marib governorate in Yemen, while pro-Hadi fighters launched a new offensive in the Taiz governorate.…
Last week in Africa, violent demonstrations erupted in Senegal following the arrest of a prominent opposition leader; Rwandan and Burundian military forces clashed along their shared border; and Al Shabaab instigated a mass prison breakout in Puntland.…
Last week, gang violence continued in several countries in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. In Haiti, violence against civilians rose as gangs continue to rely on kidnapping and ransoms as a source of revenue.…
As countries continue to contend with the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become clear that its impact extends far beyond public health and safety, with the ability to shape political behavior and conflict.…
Anti-nuclear demonstrations are likely to rise in Japan as the country commemorates the 10th anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster on 11 March 2021. ACLED East Asia Research Manager Laura Sorica examines how anti-nuclear activism has remained a persistent source of mobilization across the country.…
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