Understanding Disorder in Central Asia

In this joint report by the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) and the Oxus Society for Central Asian Affairs, Dr. Roudabeh Kishi, Asena Karacalti, Edward Lemon, and Bradley Jardine review new data on political violence and protest in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan. Download a PDF The five countries in Central…

Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus
2 August-5 September 2020

Over the last month, key developments in Central Asia and the Caucasus include progress in Afghanistan’s upcoming peace talks, alongside ongoing violence, an IS resurgence, and clashes with Pakistan. In Kazakhstan, protests took place due to the economic and social impact of the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The worsening economy also sparked rare protests in Turkmenistan.…

Regional Overview: Central Asia and the Caucasus
29 March-4 April 2020

Last week in Central Asia, prisoner exchange negotiations continued between the Taliban and the government in Afghanistan, as state forces arrested the leader of the country’s Islamic State affiliate. In Kyrgyzstan, measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus triggered protests, while the pandemic led to rising food prices in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, fueling unrest.…

ACLED Expands Coverage to Central Asia and 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…