Regional Overview: South Asia 26 January – 1 February 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: escalation of electoral violence surrounding mayoral elections in Bangladesh’s Dhaka city; continuing clashes between supporters and opponents of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) across India; serial explosions in the Indian state of Assam; and security operations against domestic rebel groups by Indian security forces in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and Pakistani security forces in Balochistan.…

Regional Overview: South Asia 19-25 January 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: electoral violence around mayoral election campaigning in Bangladesh’s Dhaka city as well as around municipal elections in India’s Telangana state; continuing clashes between supporters and opponents of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) across India as well as in Pakistan; and continuing operations by Indian security forces against domestic rebel groups in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).…

Regional Overview: Asia 13 – 19 October 2019

In South and Southeast Asia, key trends last week include: ongoing armed conflict in Afghanistan (including the year’s second deadliest attack in the country), Pakistan, India and Myanmar; the inauguration of President Widodo for a second term in Indonesia amid protest over changes to anti-corruption laws; and disorder in the Philippines from President Duterte’s continued “War on Drugs.”…

Regional Overview: Asia 6 – 12 October 2019

Key trends in South and Southeast Asia last week include: Islamic State-inspired attacks in Afghanistan, Indonesia, and the Philippines; an increase in cross-border violence in Kashmir; ongoing clashes between Afghan and Taliban forces in Afghanistan and between the Myanmar military and Arakan Army in Myanmar; continued separatist violence in Thailand; and a growing crackdown on the political opposition in Cambodia.…