Regional Overview: South Asia 26 January – 1 February 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: escalation of electoral violence surrounding mayoral elections in Bangladesh’s Dhaka city; continuing clashes between supporters and opponents of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) across India; serial explosions in the Indian state of Assam; and security operations against domestic rebel groups by Indian security forces in Jammu…

Regional Overview: South Asia 15 December 2019 – 4 January 2020

Key trends in South Asia over the past three weeks include: escalation of violence in demonstrations across India against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA); demonstrations in Bangladesh and Pakistan against the CAA; militant attacks on health workers and security personnel associated with the anti-polio vaccination campaign in Pakistan. In India, violent demonstrations continued against…

Regional Overview – Asia 24 September 2019

Last week, key trends in South and Southeast Asia included: electoral violence in Afghanistan; increasing reports of violence targeting civilians and children in India’s Jammu & Kashmir; renewed separatist violence in Thailand’s deep south; the end of the unilateral ceasefire declared by the military in Myanmar; and region-wide demonstrations against climate change. In Afghanistan, the…

Regional Overview – Asia 18 June 2019

The key trends in the South and Southeast Asian region last week included heavy fighting between Taliban and Afghan security forces in Afghanistan; ongoing fighting between state forces and domestic rebel groups in Pakistan, India, Myanmar, Thailand, and the Philippines; as well as election-related violence and protests in India, Bangladesh, and Indonesia. In Afghanistan, Taliban…