01 March 2017

ACLED Releases February 2017 Conflict Trend Report

The February issue of the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data (ACLED) project's Conflict Trends Report analyzes recent trends in political violence in Asia. The report includes regional violence in Pakistan, the effects of the capture of Osama Bin Laden, insurgency in India, and a special focus on India and Pakistan relations in 2016. 

A special report revealed that the overall event count in South and Southeast Asia has increased from 2015 to 2016, mostly due to a large increase in the number of riots and protests throughout India. However, without riots and protests, the event count for political violence in the region slightly decreased in the same period, suggesting that political violence has remained stable in the region. In formulating its analysis, ACLED consulted a range of data sources including local news sources, civil society reports, and academic and policy analyses.

Previous ACLED-Asia Conflict Trends Reports are available here.