Armed Conflict 1946-2001: A New Dataset

  title={Armed Conflict 1946-2001: A New Dataset},
  author={Nils Petter Gleditsch and Peter Wallensteen and Mikael Eriksson and Margareta Sollenberg and H̊avard Strand},
  journal={Journal of Peace Research},
  pages={615 - 637}
In the period 1946-2001, there were 225 armed conflicts and 34 of them were active in all of or part of 2001. Armed conflict remains a serious problem in the post-Cold War period. For three decades, the Correlates of War project has served as the main supplier of reliable data used in longitudinal studies of external and internal armed conflict. The COW datasets on war use the relatively high threshold of 1,000 battle-deaths. The Uppsala dataset on armed conflict has a lower threshold, 25… Expand

Figures from this paper

Armed conflicts, 1946–2013
In 2013, the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) recorded 33 armed conflicts with a minimum of 25 battle-related deaths, up by one from 2012. Seven of these were recorded as wars, that is conflictsExpand
How and when armed conflicts end: Introducing the UCDP Conflict Termination dataset
This article presents new data on the start and end dates and the means of termination for armed conflicts, 1946—2005. These data contribute to quantitative research on conflict resolution andExpand
Armed Conflict, 1989–2003
The global number of armed conflicts continued to decline in 2003. A total of 29 conflicts in 22 countries were active in 2003, as against 31 conflicts in 23 countries in 2002. This is the lowestExpand
Introducing the UCDP Non-State Conflict Dataset
This article extends the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) by presenting new global data on non-state conflict, or armed conflict between two groups, neither of which is the state. The datasetExpand
Armed Conflict and Its International Dimensions, 1946-2004
In 2004, there were 30 active armed conflicts, up by one from 2003. Despite this slight increase, the number of armed conflicts remains lower than at any time since the early 1970s. While seven ofExpand
Armed Conflicts, 1946–2011
In 2011, the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) recorded 37 armed conflicts with a minimum of 25 battle-related deaths. This significant increase from the 31 conflicts recorded in 2010 wasExpand
Armed conflict, 1946–2010
In 2010, UCDP recorded 30 active armed conflicts (i.e. with a minimum of 25 battle-related deaths). This is a substantial reduction in relation to the 36 conflicts registered for 2009. A drop of thisExpand
Onset of Armed Conflict: A New List for the period 1946–2004, with Applications
This article introduces a new list of onsets based on the Uppsala/PRIO Armed Conflict Dataset (ACD) and is constructed with the ambiguous nature of conflict definitions in mind. The new datasetExpand
Dyadic Dimensions of Armed Conflict, 1946—2007
In 2007, 34 armed conflicts were active worldwide, up by one from 2006 and by five from 2003, the year with the lowest number of active armed conflicts since the 1970s. While the number of conflictsExpand
Predicting Armed Conflict, 2010–2050
The article predicts changes in global and regional incidences of armed conflict for the 2010–2050 period. The predictions are based on a dynamic multinomial logit model estimation on a 1970–2009Expand


Armed Conflict, 1989-2000
A total of 111 armed conflicts have been recorded for the years 1989-2000. Of these, 33 were active in 2000. This represents a decrease from 1999 and 1998, and it is the lowest number of armedExpand
A World Flying Apart? Violent Nationalist Conflict and the End of the Cold War
Recent events around the world have convinced political scientists and policymakers that nationalist conflicts are an important feature of the post-Cold War world. Conflicts in Bosnia, Chechnya,Expand
A study of crisis
As the twentieth century draws to a close, it is time to look back on an epoch of widespread turmoil, including two world wars, the end of the colonial era in world history, and a large number ofExpand
KOSIMO: A Databank on Political Conflict
Despite the existence of a large amount of operationalized data on violent interstate conflict as one subset of political conflict, there are shortcomings in data on domestic and nonviolent conflictExpand
The Geography of Civil War
Geographical factors play a critical role in determining how a civil war is fought and who will prevail. Drawing on the PRIO/Uppsala Armed Conflict dataset covering the period 1946-2000, the authorsExpand
The Hazard of War: Reassessing the Evidence for the Democratic Peace
In this article, we re-examine the statistical evidence for the democratic peace at the dyadic level. We also investigate the seeming paradox that democracies are engaged in war as often asExpand
Resort to Arms: International and Civil Wars, 1816-1980
'Small and Singer have made a valuable collection of data even more valuable by opening up more possibilities for systematic research on conflict.' -- The Annals, Vol 475, Sept 1984 'At first glanceExpand
Armed Conflicts, Conflict Termination and Peace Agreements, 1989-96
A total of 101 armed conflicts have been recorded for the eight post-Cold War years 1989-96. Only six were interstate conflicts. In 1996 there were two such conflicts. For most regions there was aExpand
Back to the Future: Instability in Europe After the Cold War
The profound changes now underway in Europe have been widely viewed as harbingers of a new age of peace. With the Cold War over, it is said, the threat of war that has hung over Europe for more thanExpand
Ethnic Warfare on the Wane
In November 1999, Indonesias new president, Abdurrahman Wahid, promised in both Jakarta and Washington to hold a referendum on autonomy in the secessionist province of Aceh. His government reportedlyExpand