New Data From Aid Worker Security Database (AWSD) Complements ACLED Reporting

ACLED is pleased to announce the incorporation of partner data collected by the Aid Worker Security Database (AWSD). In this infographic, ACLED Research Analyst Hilary Matfess explores the new data and examines how the partnership has improved our coverage of violence targeting aid workers around the world. © 2019 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data…

Regional Overview – Europe 11 July 2019

Last week, military tensions expanded between Cyprus and Turkey over the drilling dispute in the Eastern Mediterranean. In Albania, controversial local elections took place in which the ruling Socialist Party secured an unopposed victory. In Ukraine, anti-government protests increased ahead of the parliamentary elections, and fighting in the Donbass region caused nine reported fatalities. The…

Regional Overview – Middle East 2 July 2019

Developments in the Middle East last week included regional backlash against the “Peace and Prosperity” workshop in Bahrain, where the American economic plan for Palestine was officially presented. In Turkey and Iraq, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) appears to be intensifying their response against the Turkish military’s attacks on PKK positions. Meanwhile, there were several…