India Election Monitor: Phase 4

In the fourth installment of ACLED’s weekly series monitoring the Indian elections, Asia Research Manager Daniela Pollmann tracks electoral violence through the fourth phase of the vote. Find the introduction to the series and the first edition here. For more information about elections in India, see recent ACLED analysis on electoral violence in India’s most vulnerable areas, the…

Regional Overview – Asia 7 May 2019

Last week, in Asia, key events included heavy fighting in Afghanistan; organized violence involving domestic rebel groups in Pakistan, Myanmar, and Thailand; election-related disorder in India, Indonesia, and the Philippines; and Labour Day demonstrations across the region. In Afghanistan last week, fighting increased in the province of Kandahar, seemingly as part of a major Taliban…

India Election Monitor: Phase 3

In the third installment of ACLED’s weekly series monitoring the Indian elections, Asia Research Manager Daniela Pollmann tracks electoral violence through the third phase of the vote. Find the introduction to the series and the first edition here. For more information about elections in India, see recent ACLED analysis on electoral violence in India’s most vulnerable areas, the…

Regional Overview – Asia 30 April 2019

The biggest developments in the South and Southeast Asian region last week included the deadly Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka and heavy fighting between Taliban and Afghan security forces in Afghanistan. Key trends in the region include: organized violence involving domestic rebel groups in Pakistan and Myanmar; separatist violence in Thailand, Indonesia, and the…

India Election Monitor: Phase 2

In the second installment of ACLED’s weekly series monitoring the Indian elections, Asia Research Manager Daniela Pollmann tracks electoral violence through the second phase of the vote. Find the introduction to the series and the first edition here. For more information about elections in India, see recent ACLED analysis on electoral violence in India’s most…

Regional Overview – Asia 23 April 2019

Key trends in the South and Southeast Asian region last week include: targeted attacks in Afghanistan stemming from the Taliban spring offensive (and the Easter bombings early this week in Sri Lanka); violence involving domestic rebel groups in Pakistan, Myanmar, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand; election-related violence and disorder in both India and Indonesia; and…

India Election Monitor: Phase 1

Last week, Indian voters started casting their votes in the 17th general election to elect a new Parliament (Lok Sabha). In the coming five weeks, nearly 900 million voters will vote to fill 543 assembly seats (Economic Times, 13 May 2019). The 2019 Indian general elections are scheduled to be held in seven phases from…

Regional Overview – Asia 16 April 2019

Key trends in Asia last week included the official launch of the Taliban’s annual spring offensive in Afghanistan, election violence in India and Indonesia, as well as ongoing militant violence in several South and Southeast Asian countries. In Afghanistan, the Taliban announced the official commencement of their annual spring offensive – dubbed Operation Al-Fath –…