US Crisis Monitor Releases Full Data for Summer 2020

Download a PDF 31 August 2020: Nearly 11,000 demonstration, political violence, and strategic development events are recorded across America since the end of May, according to new US Crisis Monitor data gathered by ACLED. With supplemental data collection extending coverage back to the week of George Floyd’s killing, the dataset is now expanded to encompass…

Introducing the US Crisis Monitor

Download a PDF Amid a rising tide of political polarization, violent hate crimes, and widespread social mobilization, the United States is at heightened risk of political violence and instability going into the 2020 election. This risk is further exacerbated by an economic contraction triggered by the global COVID-19 pandemic, which may now be poised for…

ACLED Resources: East Asia

ACLED now tracks political violence, demonstrations, and strategic developments across East Asia in real-time, with data updated each week for China, Taiwan, Japan, Mongolia, South Korea, and North Korea. Access the latest data through our Data Export Tool and Curated Data Files. For more information on ACLED methodology, see our General Guides and Methodology pages.…

PRESS RELEASE: ACLED Expands Coverage to East Asia

30 June 2020: The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) has now expanded real-time coverage to East Asia. The new data span six countries — China, Taiwan,1 For more information on ACLED’s decision to code Taiwan as distinct from China, see this methodology brief. Japan, Mongolia, South Korea, and North Korea2Because of the…

ACLED Resources: Mexican Gang Violence

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting criminal economies across Central America, leading to violent competition between gangs and cartels. In Mexico, government statistics indicate that homicide rates have risen since the start of the country’s lockdown measures – claiming a higher death toll than the coronavirus (AP, 24 April 2020; New York Post, 27 April 2020).…

ACLED Resources: War in Yemen

Five years ago, a coalition led by Saudi Arabia launched a military intervention in Yemen to restore the government of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi following the Houthi takeover of Sana’a in late 2014. Since then, ACLED estimates that more than 112,000 people have died as a direct result of the violence, including over 12,600 civilians…

Syria Enters Its 10th Year of War

On 15 March 2020, Syria entered its 10th year of war. Although ACLED data show an overall decrease in violence over the course of 2019, the war in Syria remains the most active conflict in the world,1 and one of the deadliest for civilians. In the year since 15 March 2019, ACLED records almost 19,000…

Expanding ACLED’s Bahrain Data: 2016-2020

At the height of the Arab Spring in February 2011, a mass protest movement took to the streets in Bahrain calling for democratic reforms, human rights protections, and an end to corruption. Nine years ago this month, the Bahraini government, backed by a contingent of Saudi and Emirati security forces, declared a state of emergency…