Cabo Ligado Weekly: 3-9 August 2020

Download Report By the Numbers: Cabo Delgado, October 2017-August 2020 Total number of organized violence events: 493 Total number of reported fatalities from organized violence: 1,495 Total number of reported fatalities from civilian targeting: 962 Please note: ACLED’s real-time data updates are currently paused through 1 August 2020. Data for 2…

Lukashenko’s Last Legs? The 2020 Belarusian Presidential Election

Weekly demonstrations have more than tripled going into the presidential election in Belarus as thousands take to the streets to protest the country’s closed political environment. ACLED Research Analyst Melissa Pavlik, Europe Research Manager Franklin Holcomb, and Europe Researcher Cristian Vlas chart key trends ahead of the vote. © 2020 Armed Conflict Location & Event…

Cabo Ligado Weekly: 27 July-2 August 2020

Download Report By the Numbers: Cabo Delgado, October 2017-August 2020 Total number of organized violence events: 493 Total number of reported fatalities from organized violence: 1,495 Total number of reported fatalities from civilian targeting: 962 All ACLED data are available for download via the data export tool, and a curated Mozambique…

A Great and Sudden Change: The Global Political Violence Landscape Before and After the COVID-19 Pandemic

In this special report, ACLED Research Analyst Melissa Pavlik reviews key findings from 16 weeks of data recorded by our COVID-19 Disorder Tracker, highlighting the most significant changes to global political violence and demonstrations trends since the onset of the pandemic. Introduction The coronavirus pandemic has brought at least half of the world under lockdown…

Cabo Ligado Weekly: 20-26 July 2020

Download Report By the Numbers: Cabo Delgado, October 2017-July 2020 Total number of organized violence events: 484 Total number of reported fatalities from organized violence: 1,442 Total number of reported fatalities from civilian targeting: 946 All ACLED data are available for download via the data export tool, and a curated…

A Sudden Surfacing of Strength: Evaluating the Possibility of an IS Resurgence in Iraq and Syria

Evaluating an IS Resurgence The historical moment in which the Islamic State (IS) exploded into global infamy was unique. In 2011, three years before the emergence of the caliphate, the Arab Spring had begun to destabilize political orders across the Middle East. In Syria, the uprising quickly morphed into a full-fledged civil war. Fighters from…

Cabo Ligado Weekly: 13-19 July 2020

Download Report By the Numbers: Cabo Delgado, October 2017-July 2020 Total number of organized violence events: 490 Total number of reported fatalities from organized violence: 1,417 Total number of reported fatalities from civilian targeting: 920 All ACLED data are available for download via the data export tool, and a curated…

The Amajid Brigade

Little-Known Military Brigades and Armed Groups in Yemen: A Series This series maps the activity of little-known military brigades and armed groups proliferating throughout the conflict in Yemen. Mapping these actors has become relevant for understanding future trajectories of violence in Yemen as some of them have developed significant combat capabilities with shifting allegiances. While…