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
The overall levels of political violence remained relatively static in the South and Southeast Asian regions over the last few weeks, whereas the number of reported fatalities increased significantly last week. The overall levels of demonstrations decreased across the region, especially in Pakistan and India. In Afghanistan, militant groups continued to target election candidates, staff,…Details
Key developments in Africa during the week of October 7th include persistent militant threats in Egypt and in the Lake Chad area; coupled with election-related violence in Cameroon, Mozambique and Nigeria. In Egypt, although there are signs that the government’s ‘Operation Sinai 2018’ launched in February has slowly weakened the Islamic State’s grip on territory…Details
This infographic, by ACLED Research Analyst Melissa Pavlik, examines the three primary crises posing a threat to Nigeria’s stability.