Regional Overview – Asia 11 December 2018

Overall, political violence decreased slightly while the number of reported demonstration remained static in the South and Southeast Asian regions last week. The key developments of the last week were ongoing fighting between both Taliban and Islamic State (IS) militants and security forces in Afghanistan, a surge in cross-border violence between India and Pakistan, as well as a high number of reported fatalities arising from the West Papua National Liberation Army’s actions in Indonesia.…

Regional Overview – Asia 20 November 2018

In South and Southeast Asia last week, there was a slight increase in the number of battles and reported number of fatalities while the number of demonstrations recorded remained static. Last week was marked by heavy fighting between the Taliban and Afghan security forces in Ghazni province, a surge of Maoist violence during the first phase of Assembly elections in India’s Chhattisgarh state, and one of the deadliest encounters between the armed forces of the Philippines and Abu Sayyaf since the 2017 Marawi crisis.…

Regional Overview – Asia 30 October 2018

Last week in South and Southeast Asia was marked by a constitutional crisis in Sri Lanka as the President unseated the Prime Minister, increased levels of violence and demonstrations in the Jammu and Kashmir valley, targeted killings of political activists in Bangladesh, and renewed clashes between the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army-South and Palaung State Liberation Front/Ta’ang National Liberation Army in Myanmar.…

Regional Overview – Asia 23 October 2018

The overall levels of both organized violence and demonstrations significantly decreased across the South and Southeast Asian regions. The key developments last week included militant violence during the Afghan general elections, cross-border violence between Pakistan and most of it neighbours, deadly clashes between state forces and militants in India, and the reported killing of nine farmers occupying company-owned farmland in the Philippines.…