Yemen’s Fractured South: Socotra and Mahrah

In Yemen, nearly five years of conflict have contributed to an extreme fragmentation of central power and authority and have often eroded local political orders. Local structures of authority have emerged, along with a plethora of para-state agents and militias at the behest of local elites and international patrons. According to the UN Panel of…

‘Terribly and Terrifyingly Normal’: Political Violence Targeting Women

In partnership with the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law at The University of Texas at Austin, ACLED is pleased to announce the launch of our new data on political violence targeting women and the accompanying report, Terribly and Terrifyingly Normal’: Political Violence Targeting Women. Read the executive summary of the report below, and access the full…

India Election Monitor: Phase 7

In the seventh installment of ACLED’s weekly series monitoring the Indian elections, Asia Research Manager Daniela Pollmann tracks electoral violence through the seventh phase of the vote. Find the introduction to the series and the first edition here. For more information about elections in India, see recent ACLED analysis on electoral violence in India’s most vulnerable areas, the…

Regional Overview – Asia 28 May 2019

The biggest developments in the South and Southeast Asian region last week included heavy fighting between Taliban and Afghan security forces in Afghanistan, and attacks against civilians in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Myanmar, Thailand, and the Philippines. Fighting between state forces and domestic rebel groups in Pakistan, India, Myanmar and the Philippines was also recorded as were…