Call Unanswered: A Review of Responses to the UN Appeal for a Global Ceasefire

On 23 March, UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for a global coronavirus ceasefire (UN News, 23 March 2019). The truce would allow pandemic responses to be carried out in areas that are usually too dangerous for medical personnel to access due to ongoing conflict, and could also create opportunities for negotiations between belligerents.  Unfortunately, the…

Regional Overview: South Asia
26 April – 2 May 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: an escalation in armed clashes between security forces and domestic rebel groups in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K); cross-border armed clashes between Pakistani and Indian military forces; and continuing violence targeting frontline health workers and members of the Muslim community over fears of coronavirus transmission in India. In…

Regional Overview: South Asia
19-25 April 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: armed clashes between security forces and domestic rebel groups in India and Pakistan; a continued rise in violence targeting frontline health workers over fears of coronavirus transmission in India; and unrest across South Asia over government actions to address the pandemic. In India, armed clashes between security…

Regional Overview: South Asia
12-18 April 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: continued armed clashes between security forces and domestic rebel groups in India and Pakistan; an increase in cross-border armed clashes between India and Pakistan; and a rise in violence targeting frontline health workers over fears of coronavirus transmission in India. In India, armed clashes between security forces…

Regional Overview: South Asia
5-11 April 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: a rise in armed clashes between security forces and domestic rebel groups in India and Pakistan; an increase in cross-border armed clashes between India and Pakistan; and violence targeting the Muslim community over fears of coronavirus transmission in India. In India, reports of armed clashes between security…

Regional Overview: South Asia
29 March-4 April 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: continued security operations against domestic rebel groups in India; and continuing demonstrations and violence over the spread of coronavirus across South Asia. In India, security forces continued operations against domestic rebel groups despite the ongoing nationwide lockdown to minimize the spread of coronavirus. In Jharkhand, four Naxal-Maoist…

CDT Spotlight:
Media Targeting

Many states are likely to use the pandemic as a pretext to impose new restrictions on civil liberties and increase repression — including attacks on the media. ACLED Research Director Dr. Roudabeh Kishi maps attacks on journalists covering the coronavirus crisis around the world. This infographic is part of our special CDT Spotlight series. ©…