Political Disorder in Europe: 10 Cases from ACLED’s New Expansion

Political disorder1The term disorder is used in this report to refer to all political violence and demonstrations. This effectively includes all events in the ACLED dataset, minus Strategic developments — which should not be visualized alongside other, systematically coded ACLED event types due to their more subjective nature. For more on Strategic developments and how…

Breaking the Pattern: The Relative Success of the Latest Ceasefire Agreement in Ukraine

A recent ceasefire agreement in Donbas has resulted in a significant decrease in fighting between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-led separatists and has raised hopes for the future of Ukrainian-Russian peace talks. On 22 July 2020, the Trilateral Contact Group on Ukraine (TCG) — a platform where representatives from Ukraine, Russia, and the Organization for…

Lukashenko’s Last Legs? The 2020 Belarusian Presidential Election

Weekly demonstrations have more than tripled going into the presidential election in Belarus as thousands take to the streets to protest the country’s closed political environment. ACLED Research Analyst Melissa Pavlik, Europe Research Manager Franklin Holcomb, and Europe Researcher Cristian Vlas chart key trends ahead of the vote. © 2020 Armed Conflict Location & Event…

CDT Spotlight: Protests in Serbia

Protests have surged in Serbia amid allegations of unfair elections and criticism of the government’s pandemic response. ACLED Research Analyst Adam Miller tracks the latest trends in demonstration activity around the country.This infographic is part of our special CDT Spotlight series. © 2020 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.

CDT Spotlight: Protest and Conflict in Ukraine

A looming recession threatens to spark popular unrest in Ukraine, while ceasefire violations have continued through the pandemic in the eastern Donbas region. ACLED Research Analyst Andrea Carboni maps the country’s political violence and protest landscape. This infographic is part of our special CDT Spotlight series. © 2020 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All…

Donbas: Where the Guns Do Not Stay Silent

On 10 December 2019, leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany, and France met in Paris in the ‘Normandy’ format1 to discuss peace plans for the Donbas region of Ukraine, where the conflict between Russia-backed separatist rebels and Ukrainian government forces has now entered its seventh year. Although frontlines have stabilized, fighting continues on a daily basis.…