Five years after the violent elections of 2013, general elections were held again in Pakistan on 25 July 2018. The election process itself was tainted with less violence and less interference from militants like the Pakistani Taliban (for more on this, see this past ACLED piece).…
This infographic, by ACLED Middle East Manager Tom Hart, examines Kurdish insurgent activity inside Turkey and elsewhere in the Kurdistan region. For more information on Turkish military offensives against Kurdish armed groups abroad, see these ACLED pieces on their activity in Iraq and Syria.…
Throughout the Middle East last week, rates of political violence and demonstrations have generally decreased compared to the week prior, with fatalities also decreasing as a result. In Gaza, demonstrations and border violence continued, spreading to the West Bank and Israel.…
Over the past decade, the UAE has been increasingly projecting its power west toward the African continent. Until recently, this deployment had gone relatively unnoticed. In March 2015, however, Abu Dhabi joined Riyadh in its military intervention in Yemen.…
The overall levels of organized violence and demonstrations remained relatively static, indicating a slight decrease for the South and Southeast Asian regions last week compared to previous weeks. The first week of October was marked by pre-election violence in Afghanistan and Pakistan, increased targeting of civilians by suspected southern Muslim separatists in Thailand, and violent farmers’ demonstrations in North India.…
The developments reported during the first week of October 2018 show a continuation of overall levels of political violence across Africa between August and September.
Among the countries that witnessed a significant escalation of the violence in September were Burkina Faso, Cameroon and South Sudan.…
This infographic, by ACLED Research Analyst Melissa Pavlik, offers an examination of peace agreements between the South Sudanese government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army in-Opposition, and why the latest ceasefire is unlikely to bring lasting peace.…
Violence associated with Fulani militias is on the decline since reaching a peak in January 2018. However, this decline is likely driven by the seasonality of violence. Shifts in the type of violence associated with Fulani militias in 2018 thus far suggest that there will be increased targeting of civilians and clashes with the government in coming months.…
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