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Conflict, War and Terrorism: Datasets

Correlates of War Series

Index of Economic Freedom

Index of Economic Freedom

  • Business Freedom
  • Trade Freedom
  • Fiscal Freedom
  • Freedom from Government
  • Monetary Freedom
  • Investment Freedom
  • Financial Freedom
  • Property Rights
  • Freedom from Corruption
  • Labor Freedom

See also the Freedom House reports.

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) -- Databases

  • Facts on International Relations & Security Trends (FIRST) "provides a federated system of databases on topics related to international relations and security, accessible through a single integrated user interface"
  • SIPRI Multilateral Peace Operations Database "offers information on all UN and non-UN peace operations conducted since 2000, including location, dates of deployment and operation, mandate, participating countries, number of personnel, costs and fatalities"
  • SIPRI Military Expenditure Database "gives consistent time series on the military spending of 172 countries since 1988, allowing comparison of countries' military spending: in local currency, at current prices; in US dollars, at constant prices and exchange rates; and as a share of GDP"
  • SIPRI Arms Transfers Database "shows all international transfers in seven categories of major conventional arms since 1950, the most comprehensive publicly available source of information on international arms transfers"
  • SIPRI Arms Embargoes Database "gives information on all arms embargoes that have been implemented by an international organisation, such as the EU or UN, or by a group of nations. All embargoes that are in force, or have been in force since 1998, are included"

See also SIPRI Yearbook.

Centre for the Study of Civil War (CSCW)

Available data sets include:

  • Replication datasets for various published articles
  • Data on Armed Conflict - both internal & external (1946+)
    • UCDP/PRIO Armed Conflict Dataset
    • Battle Deaths Data
    • Conflict Site Data
    • ACLED - Armed Conflict Location & Event Data
    • Onset & Duration of Intrastate Conflict
    • Religious Cleavages & Civil War
  • Data on Governance
    • Polity IIId Project
    • Polyarchy Dataset (1810-2000)
  • Geographical & Resource Datasets
    • Petroleum Dataset
    • Diamond Resources
    • Shared Rivers (1816-1992)
    • Shared River Basin Database
    • Length of International Boundaries (1815+)
  • Economic & Socio-Demographic Data (1945-1994)
    • Demographic Data
    • Ethnic Composition Data

Computational Event Data System (CEDS) (formerly KEDS)

  • Phoenix Near-Real-Time Event Data -- daily updates (June 2014+)
  • Cameo Event Data -- "CAMEO -- Conflict and Mediation Event Observations -- is the new coding scheme we have developed in conjunction with our current research on third-party mediation."
  • Levant Data Set -- "a compilation more than thirty years of WEIS (to 2005) and CAMEO coded data specifically targeting events relating to states within the Levant."
  • Political Instability Task Force Worldwide Atrocities Dataset -- "contains about 8,000 records based on reports in international news sources of killings of five or more non-combatants anywhere in the world from January 1995 to the present."
  • Modified WEIS Event Codes -- "Most of the codes that are used in the data sets produced by the KEDS project are the standard WEIS codes originally developed by Charles McClelland (see "World Event/Interaction Survey (WEIS) Project, 1966-1978", ICPSR Study No. 5211) However, at various points we have experimented with introducing new codes into WEIS..."
    Turkey Data Set -- "covers Turkey for the period 3 January 1992 to 31 July 2006 using the CAMEO coding scheme."
  • Gulf Data Set -- "covers the states of the Gulf region and the Arabian peninsula for the period 15 April 1979 to 31 March 1999. "
  • Central Asia Data Set -- "contain WEIS-coded event data for an assortment of Central Asian states, including Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbijan, Kazakstan, Kyrgistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan for the period May 1989 to July 1999."
  • Balkans Data Set -- "contains WEIS-coded events for the major actors (including ethnic groups) involved in the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia from April 1989 through July 2003."
  • West Africa Data Set -- "contains WEIS-coded events for the major actors in West Africa from January 1989 through February 2002. The data was produced from full-story coding of Reuters articles. Most of the major opposition groups in the Liberian and Sierra leone civil wars are included in the data."
  • Levant & Balkans Mediation Data Sets -- "contains tab-delimited files for third-party 'mediation episodes' in the Levant (April 1979 - December 1998) and Balkans (June 1991 - May 1999). A mediation episode is defined as a specific mediator (e.g. USA or UN) meeting with both parties to a conflict within a period of a week; these are aggregated by month."
  • International Cooperation & Regional Conflicts Events Data -- "These data sets were generated for the purpose of investigating interactions in regional conflicts. The project has traced events in several regional conflicts (each listed separately)."

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