Regional Overview – Middle East 26 February 2018

While there was an increase in the number of reported events in several countries in the Middle East last week, including in Palestine, Syria, and Turkey, this was contrasted by a slight decrease in the number of political violence and protest events recorded across much of the rest of the region. In Palestine, the recent…

Demonstrations Across Iran

Beginning on 28 December 2017, a wave of demonstrations swept across Iran. Protests started in the city of Mashhad, Iran’s second most populous city and one of its most important religious centers, and rapidly spread into other major towns including Nishabur, Kashmar, Birjand, Noshahr, and Yazd. The events were initially motivated by widespread frustration with…

Select Publicly Available Political Violence Datasets — National-Level

ACLED has compiled a list of select publicly available political violence datasets offering data at the national-level. This table — found below — can also be downloaded here. For a list of select publicly available political violence datasets offering data at the regional-level, see the blog post on this topic. https://www.acleddata.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Conflict-Datasets-Typology-Overview-National.pdf

Select Publicly Available Political Violence Datasets — Regional-Level

ACLED has compiled a list of select publicly available political violence datasets offering data at the regional-level. This table — found below — can also be downloaded here. For a list of select publicly available political violence datasets offering data at the national-level, see the blog post on this topic. https://acleddata.com/acleddatanew/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Conflict-Datasets-Typology-Overview-Regional-2.pdf