Last week in Central Asia and the Caucasus, ongoing violence and new intelligence reports once again overshadowed approaching peace talks in Afghanistan, as unidentified groups targeted civilians. Restrictions on freedom of speech and media caused unrest in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Georgia, while ceasefire violations continued on the Armenia-Azerbaijan-Artsakh Lines of Contact. …
Last week in the Middle East battles and shelling/artillery/missile attacks increased in Syria. Battles also increased in Iraq as Turkish operations against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) continued.
In Syria, clashes erupted between Hayat Tahrir Al Sham (HTS) and the newly formed Fathbatou Operations Room after HTS forces arrested a prominent Fathbatou leader.…
Key trends in South Asia last week include: armed clashes between security forces and domestic rebel groups in Pakistan and India; electoral violence in India; and coronavirus-related violence in Nepal and India.…
In Southeast Asia, key developments last week include: intensified fighting in Rakhine state in Myanmar; pro-democracy protests in Thailand; demonstrations by Islamist groups in Indonesia over a proposed bill regarding pancasila guidelines; and ongoing drug-violence in the Philippines.…
Although often hailed as a “democratic exception” in the region because of its successful democratic transition following the revolution in 2011 (New York Times, 27 October 2015; The New Arab, 1 July 2016; Inter Press Service, 17 December 2018), Tunisia has faced several challenges in addressing the socioeconomic grievances of its population.…
In this infographic, ACLED Research Analyst Adam Miller and Middle East Research Manager Lauren Blaxter chart the latest developments in the Turkey-PKK conflict as Turkish forces launch major new operations in Iraqi Kurdistan.…
How have demonstration patterns shifted in Sudan since the fall of President Omar Al Bashir and the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic? ACLED Research Analyst Adam Miller and Africa Researcher Dr.…
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