ONE YEAR SPECIAL REPORT — Burundi Local Data on Recent Unrest (26 Apr 2015 – 25 April 2016)

The Burundi Crisis Local-Level Dataset covers conflict and protest data from 26 April 2015 through 25 April 2016, and is available for download here. A One-Year Special Report reviewing conflict patterns and dynamics, and the current state of the Burundi Crisis now that it officially enters its second year, is available here.…

Leadership Survival and Hired Guns

Regimes in developing states engage in practices of ‘violence management’ that involve both offensive and defensive strategies to contain, repress, and curtail various domestic threats. Some of these strategies include public repression, counterbalancing (fragmenting military and police units through offering varying levels of support, equipping units differently, and the creation of paramilitary forces) and supporting pro-government militias (PGMs) to combat opponents within and outside of the regime.…

Mozambique — April 2016 Update

Over the past few months, Mozambique has witnessed escalating tensions between the Mozambican National Resistance movement (RENAMO) and government forces. Following a series of army operations aimed at disarming RENAMO’s militias in late 2015, violence has resurfaced in the first three months of 2016.…