Wars Without Beginning or End: Violent Political Organizations and Irregular Warfare in the Sahel-Sahara

@article{Walther2016WarsWB,
  title={Wars Without Beginning or End: Violent Political Organizations and Irregular Warfare in the Sahel-Sahara},
  author={O. Walther and C. Leuprecht and D. Skillicorn},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2016},
  volume={abs/1606.02705}
}
  • O. Walther, C. Leuprecht, D. Skillicorn
  • Published 2016
  • Computer Science, Sociology, Physics
  • ArXiv
  • This article examines the structure and spatial patterns of violent political organizations in the Sahel-Sahara, a region characterized by growing political instability over the last 20 years. Drawing on a public collection of disaggregated data, the article uses network science to represent alliances and conflicts of 179 organizations that were involved in violent events between 1997 and 2014. To this end, we combine two spectral embedding techniques that have previously been considered… CONTINUE READING

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