Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus 27 October – 2 November 2019

Relatively few protests and violent incidents were reported last week in Central Asia and the Caucasus. Notable developments were protests against China in Kazakhstan and protests over land ownership disputes in Kyrgyzstan. In Kazakhstan, sentiments against China continue to manifest on a regular basis since the mass protests against Chinese involvement in Kazakhstan in September…

Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus 20 – 26 October 2019

Last week, protests in Central Asia and the Caucasus were reported over various local issues, similar to weeks prior. Notable developments were the crackdown on protests in Kazakhstan and anti-government protests in Georgia. In Kazakhstan, authorities cracked down on protests called by the Democratic Choice of Kazakhstan (DVK) opposition movement. DVK has been banned by…

ACLED Expands Coverage to Central Asia & the Caucasus

24 October 2019: The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) is pleased to announce the expansion of real-time coverage to Central Asia and the Caucasus. The new data span eight countries — Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan — and add nearly 17,000 political violence and protest events to the…

Central Asia and the Caucasus Data Release

New ACLED data on Central Asia and the Caucasus span eight countries — Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan — and add nearly 17,000 political violence and protest events to the dataset. The highest number of events across both Central Asia and the Caucasus is recorded along the border of contested areas…