Regional Overview – Middle East 17 July 2018

A heavy artillery exchange occurred last week between Hamas and Israeli military forces along the Gaza border, leading to a ceasefire brokered by Egypt. In Iraq, anti-regime protests in Basrah and Thi-Qar governorates escalated in scale and violence, spreading to other areas of the country including the capital Baghdad. In Yemen, UAE-backed and Saudi-led soldiers…

Regional Overview – Africa 17 July 2018

On the week of July 8th Africa was marked by several important attacks and developments. In Nigeria, nearly one hundred people reportedly died in large-scale attacks launched by Middle Belt, Fulani militiamen in Adamawa and Tabara states over July 9-10th. Recent raids by the various Fulani militants have been increasingly violent and spread out, suggesting…

Nepal – 2010 Data Release

Nearly 2500 additional conflict, protest, and non-violent events have been added to the ACLED Nepal dataset, expanding coverage back to 2010. The newly added data indicate a relatively low level of violence against civilians, remote violence, and battles in Nepal, relative to other Asian countries. Rather, the political landscape in Nepal is more prone to…

The Saudi-Yemeni Border Conflict

Since the beginning of Saudi Arabia’s bombing campaign in support of Yemeni president Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi in 2015, Houthi forces have consistently mounted counter-attacks targeting border posts and cities along Saudi Arabia’s southern border. Although many attacks are conducted by militias fighting guerilla style, there has recently been an increase in the number of missile…

Myanmar – 2010 Data Release

Spanning from 2010 to the present, ACLED’s dataset for Myanmar includes over 5,000 recorded events. The data cover three political periods: the tail-end of the military dictatorship through 2010, the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) administration from 2011 to 2016, and the start of the National League for Democracy (NLD)-led government from 2016 to…

How Lebanon’s Disengagement from the Syrian Civil War Changed Violence in the Country

The 2017 Qalamoun offensive (see here for more on this topic) disengaged Lebanese territory from the Syrian Civil War resulting in greater stability in Lebanon. This can be seen in the overall reduction in the number of political violence events and reported fatalities in the country following the end of the offensive. The increased stability…

Thailand – 2010 Data Release

ACLED’s Thailand dataset contains nearly 3,000 recorded political violence, protest, and other non-violent political events from 2010 through the present. Throughout most of the country, the most common events are riots and protests. In general, the political landscape in Thailand since 2010 can be broken cleanly into two periods: before and after the 2013-2014 crisis,…

Cambodia – 2010 Data Release

Over 1000 events have been added to ACLED’s Cambodia dataset — extending coverage back to 2010 — bringing the total number of reported political violence, protests, and other non-violent events in the dataset to nearly 2000. The majority of events in Cambodia during this newly covered time period (2010-2014) continue to be protests and riots,…