Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus15 December 2019 – 4 January 2020

Key developments in Central Asia and the Caucasus since 15 December 2019 include opposition protests in Kazakhstan, border disputes between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, election results in Afghanistan, and continued ceasefire violations between Armenia and Azerbaijan. In Kazakhstan, demonstrations against government repression took place in the country’s biggest cities, Almaty and Nur-Sultan, as well as in…

Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus 8-14 December 2019

Last week in Central Asia and the Caucasus, notable developments included a Taliban attack targeting a US base in Afghanistan, anti-China and anti-government demonstrations in Kazakhstan, and continued ceasefire violations along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border. In Afghanistan, Taliban militants carried out a major attack near Bagram Airfield, the largest American military base in the country. The…

Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus 1-7 December 2019

Last week in Central Asia and the Caucasus, main developments included a deadly attack targeting aid workers amid resumed peace talks in Afghanistan, further corruption cases in Kyrgyzstan, clashes during electoral reform demonstrations in Georgia, and continued ceasefire violations along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border. In Afghanistan, unidentified assailants killed six aid workers from a non-governmental organization,…

Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus 24-30 November 2019

Last week in Central Asia and the Caucasus, main developments included demonstration events over a large-scale corruption case in Kyrgyzstan as well as access to energy supplies in Uzbekistan. Ceasefire violations continued along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border, while in Afghanistan, the US attempted to initiate ceasefire negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan government. In Afghanistan,…

Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus 10 – 16 November 2019

Last week in Central Asia and the Caucasus, key developments included protests over land ownership arrangements in Kyrgyzstan and political repression in Kazakhstan. In Afghanistan, peace talks were further stalled by a delayed prisoner exchange, while border clashes continued between Armenia and Azerbaijan. In Afghanistan, a prisoner exchange between the government and the Taliban was…

Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus 27 October – 2 November 2019

Relatively few protests and violent incidents were reported last week in Central Asia and the Caucasus. Notable developments were protests against China in Kazakhstan and protests over land ownership disputes in Kyrgyzstan. In Kazakhstan, sentiments against China continue to manifest on a regular basis since the mass protests against Chinese involvement in Kazakhstan in September…

ACLED Expands Coverage to Central Asia & the Caucasus

24 October 2019: The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) is pleased to announce the expansion of real-time coverage to Central Asia and the Caucasus. The new data span eight countries — Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan — and add nearly 17,000 political violence and protest events to the…

Central Asia and the Caucasus Data Release

New ACLED data on Central Asia and the Caucasus span eight countries — Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan — and add nearly 17,000 political violence and protest events to the dataset. The highest number of events across both Central Asia and the Caucasus is recorded along the border of contested areas…