CDT Spotlight: PKK & Turkey

Despite the pandemic, the Turkish military has intensified operations against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Turkey as well as Iraq. ACLED Research Analyst Adam Miller charts the rising violence. This infographic is part of our special CDT Spotlight series.…

Regional Overview: Middle East
3-9 May 2020

Political violence and demonstrations decreased across the Middle East last week. Though demonstrations increased in Iraq and Iran, the uptick was not enough to offset the overall downward trend. Meanwhile, Islamic State (IS) attacks in Iraq and Syria continued to rise, indicating that instability and anti-coronavirus measures in both countries are likely allowing the group to consolidate resources and prepare for new offensives.…

Regional Overview: Middle East
22-28 March 2020

Following a major decrease in battles across the region at the end of February, clashes increased by a small margin in Yemen, Syria, and Iraq. Remote violence and explosions continued to decline across all countries with the exception of Iraq, where IED attacks by unidentified groups and the Islamic State (IS) have been on the rise, primarily in Diyala governorate, and where Turkey has ramped up airstrikes targeting the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the northwest.…