According to recent World Bank estimates, rural areas account for two thirds of the Yemeni population, while only one third of Yemenis are estimated to live in urban centres (World Bank, 2018). As a result of this disproportion, the consequences
ACLED Research Analyst Melissa Pavlik reviews developments on three recent topics of analysis: Islamic State violence in Iraq; Sri Lanka’s constitutional crisis; and the continued threat of Al Shabaab in Somalia.
Throughout the Middle East region last week, reported fatalities dropped significantly – totalling about half of what was reported at the beginning of November. This drop may be related to a dip in reported battles; however, instances of remote violence
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.
In this infographic, ACLED Assistant Syria Research Manager Stephanie Anderson analyzes the consequences of political violence for the civilian population of Aleppo, Syria.
Throughout the Middle East region last week, there was a significant decrease in both reported fatalities and remote violence events, the latter of which can be partly explained by the ceasefire along the Gazan border. Demonstrations have also decreased throughout
ACLED Middle East Research Manager Tom Hart and Middle East Assistant Research Manager Lauren Blaxter explore the connections between recent ceasefire violations along the border with Gaza and escalating political demonstrations in Israel.
ACLED Syria Research Manager Muaz A. and Assistant Syria Research Manager Stephanie Anderson look at a pattern of Syrian regime tactics that consistently beat back Islamic State (IS) forces, but fail to deal them a fatal blow.
Throughout the Middle East region last week, there was a spike in both demonstrations and remote violence events. For the former, the increase occurred most significantly in Iran, where wide scale economic protests continue, and in Israel, where people responded
Introducing ACLED’s control map of Syria, a novel examination of the country’s changing political violence landscape, developed by Senior Syria Researcher Dr. Kars de Bruijne, Assistant Syria Research Manager Stephanie Anderson, Syria Research Manager Muaz A. and Researcher Nick Grinstead,