Regional Overview – Asia 23 April 2018

Levels of political violence and protest events remained static in most South and Southeast Asian countries over the course of last week. Overall levels of political violence declined in Afghanistan, while air and ground operations by Afghan security forces against Islamic State militants in Nangarhar province were heavier than previous reports, with 22 reported events…

Regional Overview – Asia 16 April 2018

Over the course of the last week, the levels of political violence and protest remained high in several South Asian countries while they remained low in Southeast Asian countries. With data on political violence in India, as well as in the Jammu & Kashmir region, both now available for download, trends in India as well…

Bangladesh Conflict Brief

From mid-2017 through March 2018, Bangladesh experienced a moderate level of political violence and protest relative to the rest of South and Southeast Asia. About half of all events recorded in Bangladesh have been riots and protests. The majority of these occur in the capital, Dhaka. The number of riots and protests has fallen since…

Regional Overview – Asia 9 April 2018

Trends in political violence and protests over the past two weeks have remained static across South and Southeast Asia, with the exception of Pakistan which saw a significant rise in demonstrations. In Pakistan, the number of protest events spiked compared to the previous two week period. Thousands of people from the Pashtun minority community –…

Regional Overview – Asia 26 March 2018

Levels of political violence events remain static across South and Southeast Asian countries, with the only exception being Afghanistan. In Afghanistan, events of political violence spiked by over 38% while the overall fatality count dropped by almost 40% last week compared to the previous one. Notably, Islamic State militants conducted three attacks – two of…

Regional Overview – Asia 19 March 2018

There was not a significant change in the levels of political violence and protests in South and Southeast Asia during the week of March 11, with the exception of Afghanistan. In Afghanistan, the number of military operations against the Islamic State, as well as the number of reported fatalities stemming from these operations, increased last…

Regional Overview – Asia 12 March 2018

Rising numbers of political violence and protest events as well as fatalities were reported in South and Southeast Asian countries over the course of the last week compared to the previous week. In Sri Lanka, anti-Muslim riots broke out in Kandy district following renewed tension between the Buddhist Sinhalese majority and the Muslim minority in…

Recent Trends in Political Violence & Protests Involving the Islamic State

This interactive visual displays maps and charts featuring recent trends in political violence and protests involving the Islamic State. Apply or remove filters by country and event type to broaden or limit your assessment of the data.

Regional Overview – Asia 5 March 2018

There was an overall decrease in the number of political violence and protest events recorded across the South and Southeast Asian regions last week relative to the previous week. In Afghanistan, two important developments, with possible impact on future conflict trends, took place. Firstly, the Afghan government agreed on a public deal with the Taliban…