Thailand’s Persistent Political Tumult: 2010-2015

    In 2004, Thailand’s Pattani region experienced a noticeable spike in violence, perpetrated by Muslim separatist groups seeking autonomy. Over the past 11 years, this southern border region—encompassing the provinces of Yala, Narathiwat and Pattani— has been engulfed in a lingering unrest.…

Violent Trends in Pakistan 2015

Pakistan remains one of the most active conflict environments in South Asia. Throughout 2015, Pakistan’s violence is concentrated into several high intensity geographic spaces; the most fatal, intense battles occurred primarily in the states of Balochistan and FATA (see figure below).…

Update — Burundi Local Data on Recent Unrest (26 Apr 2015 – 20 February 2016)

A new update of the recent unrest in Burundi, covering events from 26 April 2015 to 20 February 2016 has been released by ACLED. This update can be found here. ACLED has covered the Burundi crisis with regular data updates and blog posts since June 2015, relying on a combination of news sources and local crowd-sourced information from the 2015Burundi Project.…

Update — Burundi Local Data on Recent Unrest (26 Apr 2015 – 31 January 2016)

A new update of the recent unrest in Burundi, covering events from 26 April 2015 to 31 January 2016 has been released by ACLED. This update can be found here. ACLED has covered the Burundi crisis with weekly datasets and blog posts since June 2015, relying on a combination of news sources and local crowd-sourced information from the 2015Burundi Project.…

Sudan — January 2016 Update

On 31 December, Sudan President Omar al-Bashir announced a 30-day ceasefire for the regions of Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile (Radio Dabanga, 8 January 2015). The ceasefire came on the heels of joint attacks by the military, Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and Sudanese Air Force (SAF) on villages surrounding Jebel Marrah in Darfur (see Figure 1).…