- Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project
Encyclopedia of Stateless Nations
Civil Wars of the World: Major Conflicts Since World War II
Global Terrorism Index Institute for Economics and Peace
Armed Conflict More Lethal, Deaths from Global Violence Decrease VOA 08 May 2015
Global Trends: World at War - Forced Displacement in 2014 UNHCR Released 18 Jun 2015 -- "Global forced displacement has seen accelerated growth in 2014, once again reaching unprecedented levels. The year saw the highest displacement on record. By end-2014, 59.5 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, generalized violence, or human rights violations. This is 8.3 million persons more than the year before (51.2 million) and the highest annual increase in a single year."
- Dynamic Analysis of Dispute Management (DADM)
Armed Conflicts Reports Ploughshares' Armed Conflicts Report thoroughly details the state of war around the world. Going beyond the wars on the evening news, the report describes lesser-known conflicts, as well as the issues that surround conflict.
Necrometrics (Part of the Historical Atlas of the 20th Century by Matthew White)
AlertNet (Reuter's news and communications service for the emergency relief community)
Armed Conflict in the World Today Prepared by Karen Parker, J.D., Anne Heindel, J.D., Adam Branch, for Humanitarian Law Project/ International Educational Development and PARLIAMENTARY HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP (UK) SPRING 2000
Armed Conflict 1946-2001 data set (from Gleditsch, Wallensteen, Eriksson, Sollenberg & Strand at the Peace Research Institute of Oslo [PRIO]
Berghof Research Center for Constructive Conflict Management Identifies procedures and models for dealing with ethnopolitical and socio-cultural conflicts in Europe
CAIN Web Service; Conflict Archives on Internet - Northern Ireland This site contains information and source material on 'the Troubles' in Northern Ireland from 1968 to the present.
Canadian Institute for Strategic Studies The Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies (CISS) has gained wide recognition as the nation's foremost source of independent and balanced information and research on a broad range of issues affecting Canada.
Canadian Forces College; War, Peace and Security World Wide Web Server
Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict Looks at international organizations involved in conflict prevention
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Conducts programs of research, discussion, publication and education in international affairs and US foreign policy.
The Carter Center Peace Program The Carter Center, in partnership with Emory University, is committed to advancing human rights and alleviating unnecessary human suffering.
Case Studies ICE Inventory of Conflict and the Environment
Centre for Conflict Resolution Independent institute contributing towards just peace in Africa by promoting constructive, creative and co-operative approaches to conflict resolution and the reduction of violence.
Center for Contemporary Conflict @ Naval Post Graduate School As the research institute of the Naval Postgraduate School's Department of National Security Affairs, the CCC analyzes current and emerging threats to U.S. national security
Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, University of Calgary The Centre for Military and Strategic Studies (CMSS) at the University of Calgary is one of a network of Security and Defence Forum (SDF) centres supported by the Canadian Department of National Defence at select locations across Canada.
Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington, D.C. The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is dedicated to providing world leaders with strategic insights on - and policy solutions to - current and emerging global issues.
CIDI - International Incident Reports Center for International Disaster Information / Incident Rerports
CIDI - Center for International Disaster Information Center for International Disaster Information
Conflict Analysis & Resolution Virtual Bookshelf Contains links to useful resources on the web and first-source documents.
Conflicts, Coup d'etat, Revolution, Insurrections, Civil Wars, and Wars of the 20th Century
Conflict Data Service @ INCORE (INitiative on COnflict Resolution and Ethnicity) Information and links on ethnic conflict.
Conflict Early Warning Systems (by Hayward R. Alker and Kumar Rupesinghe)
Conflict Resolution Center International - A non-profit center promoting non-violent conflict resolution. CRCI is also home of one of the largest conflict and dispute resolution libraries, now on-line for easy access.
ConflictWeb USAID resource on African conflict prevention, mitigation, and management.
Correlates of War Project, University of Michigan Research into armed conflict both at the inter- and intra-state level.
Correlates of War 2 Project The Correlates of War 2 project, (located at Pennsylvania State University) seeks to facilitate the collection, dissemination, and use of accurate and reliable quantitative data in international relations.
COW Militarized Interstate Disputes The latest official release of the COW Project's militarized interstate dispute (MID) data,
CrisisWeb - International Crisis Group (ICG) A private, multinational organisation committed to strengthening the capacity of the international community to understand and respond to impending crises. [Crisisweb UK mirror]
Cross-cultural evidence on violence in non-state societies By Napoleon Chagnon
Current Status of the World's Major Armed Conflicts From the Center for Systemic Peace in Maryland; includes "all known instances of major armed conflict and population displacement in the world in the late 1990s"
Dangerous Liaisons: A Theory and Simulation of Threat Relationships in International Politics Dangerous Liaisons is a web site that revolves around the research of Thomas Schmalberger and offers three resources:
Democracy, Regime Change, and Rivalry Termination From Scott Bennett's 1997 II article
Dimostenis's Conflict Resolution Page Links, search engines and tools for social scientists interested in conflict resolution.
Domestic Strife and the Initiation of Violence at Home and Abroad, 1827-1982 From Eric Reinhardt; you may also download a zipped copy of the data and documentation directly
The Duration of Interstate Wars, 1816-1985 From Bennett and Stam's 1996 APSR article)
Economics and Conflict E-Library Harvard University Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research
Economics of Crime and Violence The World Bank project on crime and crime-related violence, in recognition of the devastating economic consequences of violence in developing countries.
Epidemiology of Violent Deaths in the World Center for Disease Control This study describes epidemiologic patterns of mortality due to suicide, homicide, and war for the world in order to serve as a benchmark against which to measure future progress and to raise awareness about violence as a global public health problem.
Ernst Haas' Collective Security Data The final version of the data used by Haas in "Collective Conflict Management: Evidence for a New World Order?"
European Platform for Conflict Prevention and Transformation The European Platform focuses on Conflicts, conflict prevention and peacebuilding.
European Protest and Coercion Data By Ronald Francisco This site contains daily and sub-daily coded data on protest and coercion.
Fafo Institute for Applied Social Science - Fafo operates the Program for International Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, which is an umbrella program for initiatives related to the search for peaceful resolutions to conflict.
FEWS - USAID Famine Early Warning System The Goal of the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) is to strengthen the abilities of African countries and regional organizations to manage risk of food insecurity through the provision of timely and analytical early warning and vulnerability information.
FEWS - USAID Famine Early Warning System [old]
Foreign Military Studies Office Research Links This page contains one or more hyperlinks to resources external to the Department of Defense (DoD).
Foreign Military Studies Office Publications
Fourth Freedom Forum Explores options for the nonviolent resolution of international conflict through education, research, and public advocacy.
Gary King's data site Gary King is the David Florence Professor of Government in the Department of Government at Harvard University. Dr. King's research and data are focused on social and political issues, including international relations and political data;
GATT Trade Disputes, 1948-1993 From Eric Reinhardt's dissertation, Posturing Parliaments: Ratification, Uncertainty, and International Bargaining
Global and Regional Conflict Trends From the Center for Systemic Peace in Maryland
Global Risk Assessments Inc. An international business information and intelligence service corporation providing research consulting publishing training
Humanitarian Information Centers (HIC) Is an initiative of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
INCORE Initiative on Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity is a joint project of the University of Ulster and the United Nations University.
Institute for Peace Research Oslo (PRIO) An independent international research institution founded in 1959. PRIO conducts research that focuses on Conditions of War and Peace; Ethics, Norms and Identities; Foreign and Security Policies; and Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding.
Institute for War and Peace Reporting Independent news from the Balkans, Caucasus and former Soviet Union, in several languages
Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN) UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
International Alert Works to identify and address the root causes of violence and contribute to the just and peaceful transformation of violent internal conflict
International Institute for Strategic Studies The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) is a leading authority on political-military conflict.
International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignity
International Conflict and Security; [fulltext] Internet Resources, Social Science Information Gateway (SOSIG) This service aims to provide a trusted source of selected, high quality Internet information for researchers and practitioners in the social sciences, business and law.
International Crisis Behavior Data Archive By Jonathan Wilkenfeld This web site offers access to the primary data collections from the ICB Project.
International Peace Academy (IPA) An independent international organization dedicated to promoting the peaceful settlement of armed conflicts between and within states.
International Relations and Security Network (Center for Security Studies and Conflict Research, ETH Zurich) ISN is a free public service that provides a wide range of high-quality and comprehensive products and resources to encourage the exchange of information among international relations and security professionals worldwide.
Interventions in civil conflicts Pat Regan's data set allows replication or extension of his 2000 book and associated articles.
Journal of Humanitarian Assistance The purpose of the Journal is to facilitate communication between the many diverse practitioners and analysts who comprise the community of humanitarian actors.
Kansas Event Data System KEDS uses automated coding of English-language news reports to generate political event data focusing on the Middle East, Balkans, and West Africa.
Lester B. Pearson Canadian International Peacekeeping Training Centre 80">Is an internationally recognized peace operations training institution supporting Canada's contribution to world peace and security.
Long Range Analysis of War (LORANOW) Project At the University of Colorado offers a data archive with access to LORANOW data on warfare in non-Western settings.
Major Episodes of Political Violence (from the Center for Systemic Peace in Maryland)
Measuring Rivalry Termination (from Scott Bennett's 1997 JCR article)
Minorities at Risk Project By Ted R. Gurr Is a university-based research project that monitors and analyzes the status and conflicts of politically-active communal groups in all countries with a current population of at least 500,000.
New and Recent Conflicts of the World The purpose of this web page is to chronicle conflicts and attempt to explain why they occur and what may result from them.
Paul Diehl's Rivalry Data (You may also download a text copy of the data directly)
Paul Diehl's UN Peacekeeping Data
Paul Hensel's international relations and political science data links This site includes seven pages of links to on-line data resources for the serious international relations scholar, as well as the introduction page that you are currently reading.
Peacekeeping and Related Operations, University of New Brunswick St. John Library
Peacekeeper's Home Page
Peace Science Society (International) A part of the Correlates of War Project (COW), holds data online on inter-state militarized disputes (MIDs).
People on War Is a worldwide project to increase awareness of humanitarian law in the context of modern-day conflict.
Peoples Against States: Ethnopolitical Conflict and the Changing World System Ted Robert Gurr COMMENTARY No. 50 Canadian Security Intelligence Service November 1994
Program on Nonviolent Sanctions and Cultural Survival The Program on Nonviolent Sanctions and Cultural Survival (PONSACS), housed at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, studies situations of conflict in order to better understand their nature and the capabilities of nonviolent actions in support of human rights and civil liberties.
Prototype Action -Recommending Information System "PARIS" The project was conceived by Hayward R. Alker as having the goal of building at USC in Los Angeles a Prototype Action -Recommending Information System (hence "PARIS") supporting the Conflict Early Warning Systems Research Program of the International Social Science Council, headquartered at UNESCO in Paris (hence "in LA").
Red Cross - IFRC
ReliefWeb Home Page (United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs)
Robert Young Pelton's Dangerous Places
Rudolph J. Rummel's "Freedom,Democracy, Peace; Power, Democide, and War" site Also: Rummel's Appendix on Event Data (1979) Rummel conducts theoretical analysis, historical case studies, empirical data, and quantitative analyses of acts of violence, genocide, and democide.
Scott Bennett's Rivalry Data
Security, Bargaining, and the End of Interstate Rivalry (from Scott Bennett's 1996 ISQ article)
SHERFACS Crisis Data Archive A crisis data set collected by the late Frank Sherman, maintained by his executor Hayward Alker, and made available for download by the Paris-in-LA project.
SIPRI Stockholm International Pease Research Insititute
Source List and Detailed Death Tolls for the Twentieth Century Hemoclysm M. White
South Asia Terrorism Portal
State Failures Task Force By Ted R. Gurr and Barbara Harff This web site lists comparative information on cases of total and partial state failure that began between 1955 and 2001 in independent countries with populations greater than 500,000
Stratfor.com Hotspots Tracks important developments along with analysis of region-specific topics, as well as Stratfor commentary and analysis pertinent to the situation.
System Uncertainty, Risk Propensity, and International Conflict among the Great Powers (from Huth, Bennett, and Gelpi's 1992 JCR article and Huth, Gelpi, and Bennett's 1993 APSR article "The Escalation of Great Power Militarized Disputes")
United Nations Peacekeeping
United States Institute of Peace The United States Institute of Peace is an independent, nonpartisan federal institution created by Congress to promote the prevention, management, and peaceful resolution of international conflicts.
University of York Post-War Reconstruction and Development Unit (PRDU) Conducts in research, consultancy and training of professionals in issues of management and planning of reconstruction after war, humanitarian intervention in complex political emergencies, and post-war recovery.
USAID Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance USAID has been the principal U.S. agency to extend assistance to countries recovering from disaster, trying to escape poverty, and engaging in democratic reforms.
U.S. Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute The institute's charter and structure are designed to meet the future needs of the U.S. Army and the U.S. military across a broad range of peacekeeping and stability operations.
Violent Intrastate Nationalist Conflicts Project Includes a list of cases in Excel or SPSS portable format, as well as data on third party interventions in SPSS portable format.
VRA Virtual Research Associates Providing a web-based software tool that supports interactive analysis and intuitive display of news wire data in the form of graphs, tables, and maps
Wars and armed conflicts By Peace Pledge Union provides data on major wars and armed conflicts since 1945
Wars of the World: Armed Conflict Events Data: OnWar.Com The purpose of the Armed Conflict Events Data is to provide interested parties with a comprehensive source for all the events generally acknowledged as have had some military significance.
Web Genocide Documentation Centre Internet Resources on Genocide and Mass Killings by Dr S.D. Stein @ University of the West of England
World Conflict List National Defense Council Foundation The National Defense Council Foundation studies low-intensity conflict, the drug war, and energy security.
Wi'am Palestinian Conflict Resolution Center Grassroots community conflict resolution efforts in the West Bank, Palestine / Israel.