Last week in South Asia and Afghanistan, Taliban infighting took place in several provinces in Afghanistan, while groups of women protested the persecution of former security workers under Taliban governance. In Pakistan, security forces clashed with Islamic State (IS) militants in Balochistan province, while Baloch separatists launched targeted attacks against civilians and military forces.…
Last week in the Middle East, Giants Brigades forces entered Marib and Al Bayda governorates in Yemen after defeating Houthi forces in Shabwah. In Syria, unidentified gunmen detonated three IEDs in cities controlled by Turkey-backed factions in Aleppo province.…
For Ms. Magazine, ACLED Director for Research & Innovation Dr. Roudabeh Kishi breaks down new showing that physical violence targeting women in politics is increasing in most regions of the world, creating additional --and at times deadly -- obstacles to women’s participation in political processes.
During the first week of 2022, more than 80 demonstration events took place across Kazakhstan — the largest number since the beginning of ACLED coverage in 2018. ACLED Research Analyst Josh Satre and ACLED Central Asia Researcher Ryskeldi Satke break down the latest data on the surge in protest activity.…
While demonstration levels in the United States declined towards the end of 2021, they rebounded in the first week of 2022, largely in connection with the first anniversary of the Capitol riot on 6 January.…
Over the past month in South America, violence decreased compared to the month prior, while demonstrations decreased by over half amidst the end-of-year holidays. In contrast, violence increased in Venezuela and Colombia, with multiple groups fighting over control of border areas in an outburst of violence in early January.…
Over the past month, the Islamic State (IS) attacked Taliban forces and civilians in Afghanistan, amid ongoing clashes between the National Resistance Front (NRF) and the Taliban. Meanwhile, skirmishes between Taliban forces and neighboring state forces were reported along the borders with Turkmenistan, Pakistan, and Iran.…
Over the past month in the Middle East, the UAE-backed Giants Brigades launched an offensive against Houthi forces in Shabwah governorate in Yemen, while Houthi forces seized a UAE-flagged vessel in the Red Sea.…
Over the past month in Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, demonstrations against a gas price hike spread across Kazakhstan eliciting a violent response from the government. In Russia, the government continued to curb free speech by disbanding a renowned NGO and arresting relatives of exiled bloggers.…
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