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Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED) Codebook

The codebook for the Armed Conflict Location and Event Datset (ACLED) explains the data collection process, including where and how the data for ACLED events is collected and organized, and defines conflict actor types and…

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Conflict Trends January 2015

The January 2015 edition of ACLED’s Conflict Trends report provides an overview of conflict in 2014 and profiles on-going violence in Central African Republic, civilian-directed violence by political and communal militias in Democratic Republic of Congo,…

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Best Practices in the Collection of Conflict Data

CCAPS researcher Idean Salehyan discusses best practices in collecting conflict data, including source selection, coding, and data sharing. Read the full article here.

Climate Change and Security in Africa

CCAPS researchers Ashley Moran and Clionadh Raleigh, with co-author Yacob Mulugetta, explore how local-level conflict and environmental data can assist policymakers and researchers in assessing links between environmental patterns and violence. The brief, published with…

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Conflict Trends November 2014

The November 2014 issue of Conflict Trends Report focuses on rebel violence in central Africa’s DR-Congo, on-going and escalating volatility in Libya, prospects of peace in Mali as talks continue apace in Algeria, and a…

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Conflict Trends October 2014

In the October 2014 edition of ACLED’s Conflict Trends report, CCAPS researchers Clionadh Raleigh and Caitriona Dowd report on continued violence of Boko Haram, protest dynamics in Egypt, ongoing unrest in South Sudan, and a…

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Conflict Trends September 2014

In the September 2014 edition of ACLED’s Conflict Trends report, CCAPS researchers Clionadh Raleigh and Caitriona Dowd report on the decrease in violence in some areas of Africa, and the steady increases in others.

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Conflict Trends August 2014

In the August 2014 edition of ACLED’s Conflict Trends Report, CCAPS researchers Clionadh Raleigh and Caitriona Dowd profile the escalation of conflict in South Sudan and Uganda alongside the on-going crisis in Somalia, reductions in…

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Conflict Trends July 2014

The July 2014 edition of ACLED’s Conflict Trends report explores conflict dynamics in relation to conflict minerals in DR-Congo, the growing security crisis in Kenya, ongoing unrest in Nigeria, clashes between government forces and rebels in Mozambique,…

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Conflict Trends June 2014

In the June 2014 edition of ACLED’s Conflict Trends Report, CCAPS researchers Clionadh Raleigh and Caitriona Dowd profile the ongoing unrest in the Central African Republic, the attempted peace agreements in Mali, the presidential election in Malawi,…

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