A Turbulent Run-up to Elections in Somalia

Somalia’s parliamentary and presidential elections are set to take place amidst a general climate of political tensions and violence. A constitutional crisis stoked by months of political deadlock between President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed ‘Farmaajo’ and the opposition threatens to escalate into a violent conflict pitting federal forces against state-based militias, as well as armed clans…

Introducing ACLED-Religion: A New Pilot Project Tracking Religious Repression and Disorder

Download a PDF We are pleased to announce the launch of ACLED-Religion, our new pilot project collecting real-time data on religious repression and disorder across seven countries in the Middle East and North Africa. Religion can be used to legitimize political institutions, mobilize social movements, and drive support for armed conflicts. This is true across…

Standing By: Right-Wing Militia Groups & the US Election

In this joint report, ACLED and MilitiaWatch map militia activity across the United States and assess the risk of violence before, during, and after the 2020 election. Access data directly through the US Crisis Monitor. Definitions and methodology decisions are explained in the US Crisis Monitor FAQs and the US methodology brief. For more information, please check…