ACLED Research Analyst Melissa Pavlik maps the ongoing expansion of the Islamic State in 2019 as the militant group’s global footprint continues to grow. Find more about Islamic State activity around the world here and here. © 2019 Armed Conflict
In partnership with the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law at The University of Texas at Austin, ACLED is pleased to announce the launch of our new data on political violence targeting women and the accompanying report, ‘Terribly and Terrifyingly Normal’: Political
28 May 2019: Twenty years after the United Nations officially added the protection of civilians in armed conflict to the Security Council agenda, noncombatants continue to be targeted at alarming rates (UN OCHA, 2019). While overall reported fatalities from events
In this infographic, ACLED Research Analyst Melissa Pavlik reviews potential flashpoints as the risk of conflict between the United States (US) and Iran escalates. © 2019 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.
In this infographic, ACLED Research Analyst Melissa Pavlik examines electoral violence and demonstration activity going into South Africa’s 8 May 2019 general election. © 2019 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.
In this infographic, ACLED Middle East Research Manager Tom Hart and Research Analyst Melissa Pavlik map the evolving conflict between the Turkish government and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). © 2019 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All
Islamist groups have been deemed one of the most significant threats to international security in the 21st century, and current conflicts include peak levels of political violence involving Islamist actors (New York Times, 6 July 2018). Islamism can imply a
By advancing on Tripoli, Haftar counted on the defection of GNA-aligned forces, and bargained on the loyalty – and capacity – of his own. After a fortnight of fighting, the bet appears unlikely to pay off. On 3 April 2019,
Across Albania, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Greece, and Cyprus, nearly 1,700 political violence and protests events were recorded, the majority of which are protests. Nearly half of these events took place in Greece. While protests make up the majority of events
ACLED has recorded over 2,000 political violence and protest events in the Balkans — defined as Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, and Serbia — since January 2018. Across all five countries, the most common event type is protests, the