Since the beginning of the Syrian Civil War, the Assad regime’s army has faced a manpower issue due to defection and desertion. It has partially solved this problem by fostering and allying with loyalist militias, both domestic and foreign, in
The western front of the Yemeni civil war revolves around the port city of Hodeidah, currently the most important entry point for goods and humanitarian aid into central and northern Yemen, and the last port under Houthi control. Customs revenues
The Qalamoun Offensive was a military operation conducted against rebel groups on the Lebanese-Syrian border between May and August 2017 by the Lebanese and Syrian militaries and supported by Hezbollah. The offensive resulted in a decisive victory for Lebanese forces,
A number of novel protest dynamics were reported in countries across the Middle East last week, while offensives in Syria and Yemen continue to result in advances for government and regional forces in different areas. In Iran, security forces clashed
This interactive visual displays maps and charts featuring recent trends in political violence and protests in the Middle East. Apply or remove filters by country and event type to broaden or limit your assessment of the data.
This interactive visual displays maps and charts featuring recent trends in political violence and protests involving the Islamic State. Apply or remove filters by country and event type to broaden or limit your assessment of the data.
Southern Yemen is perhaps the region where strategic divergences within the Saudi-led coalition have become most visible. In the southern Lahij, Abyan and Shabwah governorates, the continued presence of militants linked to Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) –
2018 started as a fairly calm year for Turkey; reported fatality numbers were low and trends suggested they may continue falling. However, since February, there has been a dramatic spike in the number of reported fatalities. Surprisingly, these reported fatalities
Global attention is focused on the humanitarian crisis in the Eastern Ghouta, the rebel enclave on the outskirts of the Syrian capital (United Nations, 2018). Escalating violence in the area is a development in the making since at least September
Largely static levels of events and reported fatalities were recorded in the Middle East this week outside of Iraq, Syria, and Yemen; both state and non-state groups made gains in different areas. In Iraq, there were almost twice as many