Date:
07 May 2017

CEPSA aid researchers Catherine Weaver, Nisha Krishnan, and Caleb Rudlow address questions related to climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction policy and its implementation. This first analysis outlines their methodological approach and summarizes overall findings, building upon structured document analysis and semi-structured interviews in Bangladesh and Nepal.

Date:
04 May 2017

CEPSA researchers Jennifer Bussell and Asim Fayaz discuss government capacity to prepare for and respond to natural disasters – floods, earthquakes, and heat waves – in Pakistan. The analysis finds that several hypotheses described at the start of this report are particularly relevant to explaining the extent of disaster preparedness and risk reduction in Pakistan.

Date:
20 February 2017

The February 2017 ACLED-Asia Conflict Trends includes a general overview of the violence recorded in South and Southeast Asia throughout 2016. Following a review of the 2016 data, the report continues by focusing on different conflict subjects throughout the region. These include: 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.

Date:
01 October 2016

CEPSA governance researcher Jason Cons discusses the programs and mechanisms Banglasdesh has implemented to confront the impact of climate change. Cons argues that In the past decade, Bangladesh has unquestionably become an epicenter of programming and policy solutions seeking to address and anticipate climate change.

Date:
30 September 2016

CEPSA governance researcher Paula Newberg discusses the impact of climate change on Pakistan and the country's ability to respond to the challenges presented. The state and the politics that have anchored Pakistan for almost seventy years reinforce a governance environment that now makes its encounter with climate change both deeper and broader – and potentially more threatening – than current policies, practices, and resources can ameliorate.

Date:
28 September 2016

The September 2016 ACLED-Asia’s Conflict Trends Report focuses on event type increases and decreases throughout the summer through various trends. Notable events include the recent increase in ISIS activity in Bangladesh and the large-scale protests by the Dalit caste occurring in India. Special focus topics include analysis on the electoral violence in West Bengal and Bangladesh, as well as analysis on the targeting of religious minorities in Pakistan.

Date:
13 May 2016

CEPSA aid researchers Kate Weaver and Nisha Krishnan analyze the patterns in financing for climate-related disaster events, the extent to which projects are climate focused, and the major donors and actors involved. Building on previous efforts to track climate change adaption aid under the CCAPS program, the researchers extend a similar analysis in South and Southeast Asia.

Date:
10 May 2016

CEPSA climate security vulnerability researchers Josh Busby, Nisha Krishnan, Todd Smith, and Charles Wight present the preliminary findings of the effort to map sub-national climate security vulnerability in 11 countries in South and Southeast Asia. Study countries include six countries in South Asia (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) and five countries in Southeast Asia (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam).

Date:
03 March 2016

The February 2016 ACLED-Asia’s Conflict Trends Report includes a general overview of the violence recorded in South and Southeast Asia throughout 2015. The report highlights distinctions between the types and frequency of political violence and protests throughout 2015, a general review of rioting in South Asia, a focus on Pakistan’s most violent spaces, a piece on the rise of conservatism in India, and a review of Myanmar’s tenuous peace with rebel groups.

Date:
09 September 2015

The August 2015 ACLED-Asia’s Conflict Trends Report focuses on areas of heightened activity across the subcontinent. Special focus topics include an analysis of Pakistan’s ongoing military operation, Zarb-e-Azb, and its impact on Pakistani security, as well as an overview of the various causes for competition and conflict over land in India. 

Date:
22 July 2015

The May 2015 issue of ACLED-Asia’s Conflict Trends Report focuses on political violence events in Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Nepal, Bangladesh, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. The report notes an overall downward trend of politically violent events throughout the subcontinent and Southeast Asia, largely due to a decline in active politically violent events in Bangladesh. ACLED also incorporates reporting on non-violent protesting into its analysis, which constitutes the majority of reported events within South Asia.

Date:
24 March 2015

In the first ever issue of Asian Conflict Trends, ACLED researchers Dr. Clionadh Raleigh and Jonathan Gonzalez-Smith of the University of Sussex introduce the conflict environments and profiles of five of the eleven countries included in the South and Southeast Asia expansion of the ACLED dataset: Pakistan, Myanmar, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.