The Imbonerakure, the youth wing of the ruling National Council for the Defense of Democracy–Forces for the Defense of Democracy (CNDD-FDD), has been a potent source of insecurity in Burundi since 2015. The group rose to prominence that year as a result of President Nkurunziza’s controversial (and potentially unconstitutional) bid for a third term, which…Details
In this infographic, ACLED Syria Research Manager Stephanie Anderson maps out the locations, modalities, and perpetrators of violence against civilians in Syria.
Throughout the Middle East region last week, rates of political violence have remained relatively unchanged barring the renewal of cross-border violence in Gaza and southern Israel. In Iraq, Syria, and Yemen, battles and offensives remained generally concentrated in the same areas as the week prior. On the other hand, in Lebanon, a rare clash between…Details
In this infographic, ACLED Asia Research Manager Elliott Bynum examines demonstrations in Myanmar from August 2017 to September 2018.
The overall levels of both organized violence and demonstrations significantly decreased across the South and Southeast Asian regions. The key developments last week included militant violence during the Afghan general elections, cross-border violence between Pakistan and most of it neighbours, deadly clashes between state forces and militants in India, and the reported killing of nine…Details
Developments last week included several highly lethal attacks in both Nigeria and Somalia. Both countries remain the most active countries in Africa in the ACLED dataset, representing nearly one third of the total number of organised violence events and half of the number of fatalities recorded so far in 2018. In Nigeria, last week’s developments…Details
Hitting the Home Front: Militant Attacks on Off-Duty Police and Military Personnel in Jammu and Kashmir
In this infographic, Asia researchers Timothy Lay, Paul Swartzendruber, and Daniela Pollmann report on militant attacks in India’s Muslim majority state of Jammu and Kashmir.
In this infographic, ACLED Syria Researcher Nick Grinstead examines the role and impact of global coalition forces in combatting Islamic State.
President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office in the Philippines in June 2016 and shortly thereafter declared a ‘War on Drugs’. This ‘war’ refers to the drug policy of the Philippine government, aimed at “the neutralization of illegal drug personalities nationwide” (Rappler, 2017). The campaign has resulted in the deaths of thousands of Filipinos, largely the urban…Details
Palestinian-Israeli violence continued last week throughout Palestine, with a major increase occurring in the West Bank due to Israeli raids and attacks by settlers on locals, and vice versa. In Iran and Bahrain, demonstrations and civil unrest continued, while in Turkey the investigation into the alleged murder of a journalist in the Saudi consulate carried…Details