On 13 February 2019, the United States (US) House of Representatives voted to approve H.J. Res. 37 to withdraw American military support for the Saudi- and Emirati-led coalition in Yemen (US Congress, 13 February 2019). Although majority leadership in the
Disorder spread across ACLED’s areas of coverage last year, with political violence and protest surging in more countries than they declined. These trends show few signs of stopping in 2019, as conflict and unrest threaten to expand in scope and scale.
ACLED Research Analyst Melissa Pavlik, Middle East Research Manager Tom Hart, and Communications Officer Sam Jones examine the surge in protest activity that preceded Bahrain’s 2018 parliamentary elections.