Regional Overview: South Asia 3 – 9 November 2019

Key trends in South Asia last week include: domestic militant activity in Pakistan; continuing demonstrations against a controversial bill in India; and demonstrations in India and Nepal over territorial concerns. In Pakistan, multiple attacks perpetrated by domestic militant groups targeting security forces were reported in the restive province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) fired…

Regional Overview – Asia 2 October 2019

Last week, in South and Southeast Asia, key trends include: election-related violence in Afghanistan; an increase in militant violence in Pakistan and India’s Jammu and Kashmir state; deadly demonstrations in Indonesia; attacks on opposition activists in Cambodia; and anti-government demonstrations in Nepal. Over the last week, violent events rose significantly in Afghanistan, particularly on Election…

Regional Overview – Asia 24 September 2019

Last week, key trends in South and Southeast Asia included: electoral violence in Afghanistan; increasing reports of violence targeting civilians and children in India’s Jammu & Kashmir; renewed separatist violence in Thailand’s deep south; the end of the unilateral ceasefire declared by the military in Myanmar; and region-wide demonstrations against climate change. In Afghanistan, the…

Regional Overview – Asia 9 April 2019

Last week, levels of organized violence remained static while demonstration events continued to decrease across the South and Southeast Asian regions. In South Asia, while Indian voters are getting ready for the general elections starting on 11 April, attacks on political activists and clashes with armed groups have been reported from across the country. In…

Regional Overview – Asia 2 April 2019

Last week, in Asia, organized violence remained relatively static while demonstration events continued to decline. In South Asia, Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum escaped an assassination attempt by Taliban fighters in Balkh province while election violence continued in India and Bangladesh. In Southeast Asia, police reportedly killed 14 suspected New People’s Army members in…

Regional Overview – Asia 26 March 2019

Last week, organized violence in Asia remained static while the number of demonstration events decreased slightly. In South Asia, Indian security forces remained on high alert in Jammu & Kashmir while stepping up anti-Naxal operations elsewhere in the country in view of the upcoming general elections. In Southeast Asia, fighting between the Myanmar military and…

Regional Overview – Asia 19 March 2019

Last week, levels of organized violence declined while demonstration events also continued to decrease across the South and Southeast Asian regions. In South Asia, following the announcement of the dates for the general elections by the Election Commission of India, a surge in election-related events as well as organized violence by Maoist rebels was recorded.…

Regional Overview – Asia 12 March 2019

Across Asia last week, organized violence remained static while demonstration events decreased. In South Asia, militants continued to launch attacks on security forces in Pakistan while several incidents of militant violence were reported across India. In Southeast Asia, clashes between the Indonesian military and the West Papua National Liberation Army led to 14 reported fatalities…

Regional Overview – Asia 5 March 2019

Last week, levels of organized violence remained static while demonstration events continued to decrease across the South and Southeast Asian regions. In South Asia, military tensions between India and Pakistan escalated with both countries launching aerial strikes in each other’s territory. Meanwhile, representatives from both the Taliban and the U.S. met again in Doha, Qatar,…