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Social Conflict Analysis Database Releases 2014 Data for Africa and Latin America

09 Feb 2016

The Social Conflict Analysis Database (SCAD) includes protests, riots, strikes, inter-communal conflict, government violence against civilians, and other forms of social conflict. Conflict events from 2014 have now been added, tracking events from 1990-2014 in all of Africa as well as thirteen countries in Latin America. These new locations have been added to enable cross-comparisons…

ACLED Releases Version 6.0

25 Jan 2016

Version 6.0 of the Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset (ACLED) is now available and covers all African political violence from 1997 to 2015. ACLED tracks the actions of opposition groups, governments, and militias across Africa, specifying the location and date of battle events, transfers of military control, headquarter establishment, civilian violence, and rioting. Data…

ACLED Releases January 2016 Conflict Trends Report

25 Jan 2016

The January 2016 edition of ACLED‘s Conflict Trends report provides an overview of conflict in 2015 and profiles sexual violence in Central African Republic, on-going police abuses in Egypt in 2016, Islamic State attacks and expanding quasi-military activity in Libya, religious-based violence in Nigeria, increased conflict activity by off-shoot militias in South Sudan and violence against…

Hendrix and Salehyan Explore Issues Beyond the Climate-Conflict Nexus Using the Social Conflict in Africa Database

21 Jan 2016

In a recent article for the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) researchers Cullen Hendrix and Idean Salehyan use the program’s Social Conflict Analysis Database (SCAD) to address issues pertaining the regime repression in Africa.

ACLED Releases December 2015 Conflict Trends Report

14 Dec 2015

The December 2015 issue of Conflict Trends focuses on Boko Haram violence and general elections in Nigeria, xenophobic riots and tuition fee protests in universities in South Africa, the trajectory of conflict in South Sudan as it enters its third year of civil war, an increase in ethnic and communal violence as pro-government militias scaled down…

ACLED Releases November 2015 Conflict Trends Report

09 Nov 2015

The November 2015 issue of Conflict Trends focuses on the diffusion of protests in Algeria amidst elite corruption, State of Sinai activity and parliamentary elections in Egypt, intra-party political violence in Guinea, political contestation in Republic of Congo following President Denis Sassou Nguesso’s constitutional amendment to term limits, demonstrations over university fees in South Africa, and…

CCAPS Releases African Constitutional Design Database

09 Nov 2015

The Strauss Center’s Climate Change and Political Stability Program (CCAPS) program is excited to announce the release of its African Constiutional Design Database, which presents cross-sectional data on constitutional design across all African states, dating back to 2011. The database, compiled by Eli Poupko, was completed for the book chapter, “Africa’s Domestic Institutions of Integration and…

Symposium on Constitutions and Conflict Management in Africa

04 Nov 2015

On Friday, October 16, 2015, the Strauss Center hosted a symposium entitled Constitutions and Conflict Management in Africa.  The symposium focused on new research published in the book Constitutions and Conflict Management in Africa: Preventing Civil War Through Institutional Design edited by Dr. Alan Kuperman, an Associate Professor at the LBJ School and a Strauss…

Kuperman’s Recent Book Examined in Daily Nation Article

15 Oct 2015

A Daily Nation article titled “Democracy in Africa and how to Improve it,” written by Nic Cheeseman and Alexander Noyes, quotes Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Alan J. Kuperman in reference to his new book, Constitutions and Conflict Management in Africa: Preventing Civil War Through Institutional Design.  The article examines the role of democratic reform in…

ACLED Releases October 2015 Conflict Trends

13 Oct 2015

The October 2015 issue of Conflict Trends focuses on the recent coup attempt and popular mobilisation in Burkina Faso, one-sided violence and strategic power-sharing in Burundi, the geography of rebellion in Democratic Republic of Congo, political dialogue and military power play in Libya and by-election violence and UPND incited riots in Zambia.