Understanding Disorder in Central Asia

In this joint report by the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) and the Oxus Society for Central Asian Affairs, Dr. Roudabeh Kishi, Asena Karacalti, Edward Lemon, and Bradley Jardine review new data on political violence and protest in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan. Download a PDF The five countries in Central…

Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus
4-10 October 2020

Last week in Central Asia and the Caucasus, clashes between the military forces of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and de facto Artsakh Republic continued despite a humanitarian ceasefire brokered by Russia. In Afghanistan, violence continued between the Taliban and Afghan forces. The Taliban continued to target civilians working for the Afghan government. Additionally, the surprise announcement by…

Central Asia Data Update: 2018-2020

Supplemental data collection drawing on new media sources adds 660 events to ACLED’s Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan datasets for 2018-2020. In this infographic, ACLED Central Asia and the Caucasus Research Manager Asena Karaçalti and Research Analyst Curtis Goos review the latest data. © 2020 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.

Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus
13-19 September 2020

Last week in Central Asia and the Caucasus, key developments included ongoing violence in Afghanistan affecting civilians as peace talks continue in Qatar. In Kazakhstan, protests took place in different cities, against political repression and increasing Chinese investments in the country. In Kyrgyzstan and Georgia, approaching parliamentary elections resulted in violence involving political parties and…