Regional Overview – Asia 12 March 2018

Rising numbers of political violence and protest events as well as fatalities were reported in South and Southeast Asian countries over the course of the last week compared to the previous week. In Sri Lanka, anti-Muslim riots broke out in Kandy district following renewed tension between the Buddhist Sinhalese majority and the Muslim minority in…

Regional Overview – Middle East 12 March 2018

A number of novel protest dynamics were reported in countries across the Middle East last week, while offensives in Syria and Yemen continue to result in advances for government and regional forces in different areas. In Iran, security forces clashed with farmers from the eastern villages of Isfahan province protesting the government’s perceived failure to…

Overview of African Political Violence & Protest Trends, 1997-2017

This interactive visual displays maps and charts featuring an overview of African political violence and protest trends from 1997 – 2017. Apply or remove filters by country and event type to broaden or limit your assessment of the data.

Recent Trends in Political Violence & Protests Involving the Islamic State

This interactive visual displays maps and charts featuring recent trends in political violence and protests involving the Islamic State. Apply or remove filters by country and event type to broaden or limit your assessment of the data.

Fatalities in Turkey

2018 started as a fairly calm year for Turkey; reported fatality numbers were low and trends suggested they may continue falling. However, since February, there has been a dramatic spike in the number of reported fatalities. Surprisingly, these reported fatalities are largely attributed to battles rather than incidents of remote violence, specifically shelling and missile…

Violence in the Eastern Ghouta, Syria

Global attention is focused on the humanitarian crisis in the Eastern Ghouta, the rebel enclave on the outskirts of the Syrian capital (United Nations, 2018). Escalating violence in the area is a development in the making since at least September 2017. The intensification of incidents, particularly airstrikes, has also led to a peak in the…