Alleged Chemical Incidents in Syria

Alleged Chemical Incidents in Syria

Chemical incidents have perhaps been the only consistent factor shaping the United States’ position on the civil war in Syria before and after Trump’s election. A chemical attack on Eastern Ghouta in August 2013 prompted an imminent attack, led by

The Many Sides of International Peacekeeping in Africa

The Many Sides of International Peacekeeping in Africa

Of the fourteen United Nations (UN) peacekeeping missions currently active around the world, half are based on the African continent. Of these, five—those in Somalia[1], Mali, the Central African Republic, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo– have ongoing

Violence in Bangui, Central African Republic

Violence in Bangui, Central African Republic

Since the beginning of April there has been a dramatic escalation of violence in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic[1]. Most of this activity has been focused in the PK5 or KM5 neighbourhood – a Muslim area that

Conflict Activity in South Sudan

Conflict Activity in South Sudan

Following the signing of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement on 21 December 2017, conflict activity in South Sudan has reduced. This period in South Sudan corresponds the dry season, when the conflict is usually expected to resume (ACLED, November 2017),

The Crisis in Socotra

The Crisis in Socotra

Over the past weeks, Socotra has been the site of an unprecedented wave of demonstrations denouncing the militarisation of the island and the encroaching presence of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Protests have intensified in early May, after hundreds of

Naxalite-Maoist Conflict in India
1 January 2016 to Present

Naxalite-Maoist Conflict in India <br/> 1 January 2016 to Present

Violent conflict involving Naxalite-Maoist rebels in India’s Red Corridor has contributed to a recent increase in political violence in India. Maoist rebels have been engaged in a war against the Government of India since 2004. The insurgency is led by

Tareq Saleh’s National Resistance Forces

Tareq Saleh’s National Resistance Forces

Going by the name of the National Resistance Forces (NRF), a number of fighters loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh have recently made substantive territorial gains against their former allies in western Yemen. Following the collapse of the Houthi-Saleh

5 Hidden Conflicts in Asia

5 Hidden Conflicts in Asia

In this series of infographics, ACLED’s Research Analyst, Melissa Pavlik, explores 5 hidden or under-reported conflicts across Asia. 5. Gau Rakshak Cow Vigilantism in India (2016-Present) 4. India’s Naxalite-Maoist Insurgency (2016-Present) 3. Political Violence & Protests in India’s Northeast (2016-Present) 2. Separatism in

Burundi: Violence in the Run-Up to the Constitutional Referendum

Burundi: Violence in the Run-Up to the Constitutional Referendum

The first two weeks of April witnessed a sharp increase in the number of violent events in Burundi, as the country prepares to vote in the constitutional referendum on 17 May. The vote will consider support for: 1) reintroducing the

Conflict in Qatif

Conflict in Qatif

In early April, the killing of a police officer during a raid in the town of Awamiyyah attracted renewed attention on a simmering conflict in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province (The National, 8 April 2018). Despite a marked decrease in overall