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…

Ten Conflicts to Worry About in 2020

Our annual special report reviews the past year of data for 10 key conflicts with a look toward trends to watch in the coming months. Access ACLED data directly through the export tool, and find more information about ACLED methodology in our Resource Library. To explore an interactive visualization of this special report, click here. To…

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: South Asia 8-14 December 2019

Key trends in South Asia last week include: demonstrations across India against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB); continued Naxal-Maoist violence in India’s Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand states; and an attack on a female polio vaccinator in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In India, the passage of the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) prompted, at times violent, demonstrations across…

Regional Overview: South Asia 17–23 November 2019

Key trends in South Asia last week include: Naxal-Maoist militancy in India’s central-west states; demonstration activity in Jammu and Kashmir; and incidents of post-election violence in Sri Lanka. In India, Naxal-Maoist militants launched several attacks in the neighboring states of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. In Jharkhand, Communist Party of India (CPI) – Maoist cadres staged an…