Regional Overview – Asia 26 February 2019

Last week, organised violence remained static while demonstration events decreased slightly across the South and Southeast Asian regions. In South Asia, fighting between security forces and militants continued in Afghanistan and Pakistan, while the militant attack in Pulwama on 14 February continued to dominate organised violence and demonstrations in India and the Kashmir region. In…

Increased Repression, Declining Demonstrations: An Analysis of Cambodian Demonstrations (2010-2018)

As Prime Minister Hun Sen consolidates his grip on power, Cambodia has seen a marked decline in demonstrations. With the opposition party dismantled and independent media shut down, Cambodia faces an increasingly authoritarian climate. While demonstrations have declined, land and labour issues — the source of many demonstrations — continue to drive political disorder in…

Regional Overview – Middle East 19 February 2019

Throughout the Middle East region last week, instances of battles continued to decrease, while remote violence events such as airstrikes and IED attacks increased. This trend has been ongoing since approximately the beginning of 2019. Reported fatalities remained relatively low despite increasing slightly from the previous week. Demonstrations meanwhile increased significantly from the previous week,…

Regional Overview – Asia 19 February 2019

Last week, in Asia, organized violence remained static while overall demonstrations decreased slightly. In South Asia, Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) launched a major militant attack on security personnel in India’s Jammu & Kashmir, leading to nationwide demonstrations. In Southeast Asia, rubber bullets were fired at protesters in Myanmar opposed to the installation of the Bogyoke Aung San…