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Update Alert No. 15
5 November, 2013

Data releases

UCDP Managing Intrastate Conflict (MIC) Africa Dataset, v. 2.1-2013

The UCDP Managing Intrastate Conflict (MIC) Africa Dataset was released on 30 October. The event-based dataset covers third party intervention in conflict dyads in Africa 1993-2007. The dataset is an extension of the Managing Intrastate Low-Level Conflict (MILC) which was developed by the UCDP and the Folke Bernadotte Academy. Compared to the MILC dataset, MIC covers all conflicts, not only low-level ones, as well as all dyads in the UCDP Dyadic Dataset v.1-2010 for the years 1993-2007.

UCDP Conflict Encyclopedia

UCDP Conflict Encyclopedia updated

UCDP’s Conflict Encyclopedia (previously UCDP database) has now been updated with information concerning the year 2012 for all three categories of organized violence; state-based and non-state conflicts as well as one-sided violence. Updates regarding conflict developments, battle-related deaths and actor descriptions are now available, complete with variable- and annual-level search possibilities.

Updated UCDP Conflict Encyclopedia iPhone and Android applications

The UCDP Conflict Encyclopedia applications for iPhone and Android have now been updated with information on conflicts, battle-related deaths, third party activities, negotiations and peace agreements for 2012. The applications can be downloaded, for free, from Apple's iTunes store and from Google Play.

UCDP Charts & Graphs

Release of new charts & graphs

The UCDP's Charts & Graphs section has now been updated with the latest UCDP data. The charts and graphs now cover the years 1989-2012 for all three categories of organized violence; state-based and non-state conflicts as well as one-sided violence. The section includes illustrations of for example armed conflicts by type and year, by intensity and year, as well as a map of the world's conflicts in 2012.


UCDP workshop on Geography and Armed Conflict

On October 10-12 UCDP arranged a workshop in Uppsala on geography and armed conflict. After starting off with a panel of 5 different data collection projects, 14 research papers were presented and discussed by the participants. The common denominator for the presentations was the use of geography in analyses of armed conflict. The aim of the workshop was to give researchers an opportunity to discuss the challenges related to methodology and data collection, but also to create synergies between different research- and data collection projects.

Ongoing projects

UCDP Georeferenced Event Dataset (UCDP GED)

Work is ongoing to produce the second subset of the UCDP GED, covering Asia between 1989-2012. The data is scheduled for release next year. The first subset, covering Africa, was released in 2011.