Maintained by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). Provides background information on current and historical conflicts.
In order to keep up-to-date on conflict-related matters around the world, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) has produced The Armed Conflict Database. It is a project that aims to provide an interactive and user-friendly source of information on armed conflicts worldwide.
As with the IISS Chart of Armed Conflict, the database seeks to cover international and internal conflicts, as well as terrorism. It provides an interactive and user-friendly source of information on 70 armed conflicts including terrorism, refugees/ and returnees, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), weapons used, fatalities, historical backgrounds, annual updates and timelines.
With the ACD, users can generate reports and download data as well as browse through year-by-year analyses and fact sheets online. The IISS has attempted to make the Database as straightforward and user-friendly as possible. However, in order to maximise the capabilities of the Database, we advise users to read through this brief introduction on the content and navigation. For more information on definitions, go to the section ‘Definitions’, which you find on the front page.
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