Regional Overview – Asia 7 May 2019

Last week, in Asia, key events included heavy fighting in Afghanistan; organized violence involving domestic rebel groups in Pakistan, Myanmar, and Thailand; election-related disorder in India, Indonesia, and the Philippines; and Labour Day demonstrations across the region. In Afghanistan last week, fighting increased in the province of Kandahar, seemingly as part of a major Taliban…

Regional Overview – Africa 7 May 2019

Key developments in Africa in the week of April 28th include continued Boko Haram attacks in the Lake Chad region, ongoing election and governance protests in Sudan, Benin and South Africa, Islamic State activity in Democratic Republic of Congo, and a declared state of emergency in Somaliland. In Nigeria and Cameroon, Shekau and Barnawi (ISWAP)…

Regional Overview – Europe 1 May 2019

Last week, anti-government demonstrations in Albania flared and turned violent and anti-government demonstrations in Serbia appear to have lost momentum. The situation in Ukraine during and after the presidential elections on 21 April remained calm, while the conflict in Donbass continues. In Russia, demonstration event numbers remained low, but these may rise in the coming…

India Election Monitor: Phase 3

In the third installment of ACLED’s weekly series monitoring the Indian elections, Asia Research Manager Daniela Pollmann tracks electoral violence through the third 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 30 April 2019

The biggest developments in the South and Southeast Asian region last week included the deadly Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka and heavy fighting between Taliban and Afghan security forces in Afghanistan. Key trends in the region include: organized violence involving domestic rebel groups in Pakistan and Myanmar; separatist violence in Thailand, Indonesia, and the…