In this infographic, ACLED Asia Research Manager Elliott Bynum and Asia Researcher Marian Constantino investigate President Rodrigo Duterte’s ongoing campaign against police officers accused of connections to the illegal drug trade in the Philippines. Find an explanation of ACLED’s methodology for monitoring drug violence in the Philippines here.Details
ACLED Syria Research Manager Muaz A. and Assistant Syria Research Manager Stephanie Anderson look at a pattern of Syrian regime tactics that consistently beat back Islamic State (IS) forces, but fail to deal them a fatal blow.
Throughout the Middle East region last week, there was a spike in both demonstrations and remote violence events. For the former, the increase occurred most significantly in Iran, where wide scale economic protests continue, and in Israel, where people responded to the latest round of border violence with Gaza. That violence took the form of…Details
In South and Southeast Asia last week, there was a slight increase in the number of battles and reported number of fatalities while the number of demonstrations recorded remained static. Last week was marked by heavy fighting between the Taliban and Afghan security forces in Ghazni province, a surge of Maoist violence during the first…Details
Key developments in the week of November 11th include the layered insecurity in Mali, the unpredictability of the recent Boko Haram activity in Nigeria, the instability in CAR and the DRC, and large protests in North Africa. In Mali, a Group for Support of Islam and Muslims (JNIM) suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vehicle against…Details
In this infographic, ACLED Research Analyst Melissa Pavlik explores rising instability in Sri Lanka amid a constitutional crisis that threatens one of Asia’s oldest democracies.
ACLED Research Analyst Hilary Matfess traces the rise of intercommunal violence around Mali’s 2018 election season in this infographic.
More than 50 people were reportedly killed by a car bomb detonated on November 9th in Mogadishu, Somalia by al Shabaab. The event was the largest single al Shabaab attack on civilians since October 2017, when 587 fatalities were reported from multiple al Shabaab car bombs in Mogadishu. The October 2017 attack was followed by…Details
Introducing ACLED’s control map of Syria, a novel examination of the country’s changing political violence landscape, developed by Senior Syria Researcher Dr. Kars de Bruijne, Assistant Syria Research Manager Stephanie Anderson, Syria Research Manager Muaz A. and Researcher Nick Grinstead, with contributions from the Syria Research Team. Updated versions of the map will be released…Details
In the Middle East region last week, there was a general rise in reported fatalities, possibly related to the renewal or continuation of offensives in Syria and Yemen. At the same time, general demonstrations have continued to drop, with the exception of Bahrain where the life sentencing of opposition leaders, among other things, have fueled…Details