Data on inter-state conflicts, international relations and other correlates of war including war-related deaths and injuries.

Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) dataset

A whole variety of datasets on armed conflicts 1946-present

http://ucdp.uu.se/downloads/

Some of most relevant:

Note: PRIO dataset https://www.prio.org/Data/Armed-Conflict/Battle-Deaths/ merged into Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) dataset

Correlates of War

Correlates of War - http://www.correlatesofwar.org/

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Dataset on old datahub https://old.datahub.io/dataset/cow (from 2007!)

Data

License: Not OPEN

Data is under click-wrap with a bunch of restrictions that mean this is not open data (last checked 2018-02-19):

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Brecke Conflict Catalog

Conflict Catalog:(Violent Conflicts 1400 A.D. to the Present in Different Regions of the World) Authors: Peter Brecke Contents: 3708 conflicts, data on parties, fatalities, date and duration.

TODO: data package!

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