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International Cooperation and Regional Conflicts in the Post-Cold War World, 1987-1999 (ICPSR 2761) RSS

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This data collection contains event data for all regional conflicts that continued or began in the post-Cold War era, where outside involvement by a major power was present. The project traces dyadic interactions in the former Yugoslavia, Bosnia, Kosovo, the Levant, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, the United States, Russia, the former Soviet Union, the Persian Gulf, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Yemen, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Somalia, India, Pakistan, Haiti, China, Taiwan, and Cuba. The data files were created using the Kansas Events Data System (KEDS), through which the subject, verb, and object from the first sentences of Reuters wire service stories were given nominal codes. Each data file contains four variables: event date, the source of the action, the target of the action, and the World Events Interaction Survey (WEIS) event code.

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Bosnia - Download All Files (1.1 MB)
DS2:  Kosovo - Download All Files (0.5 MB)
DS3:  The Levant - Download All Files (3.1 MB)
DS4:  The Persian Gulf - Download All Files (1.2 MB)
DS5:  Somalia - Download All Files (0.5 MB)
DS6:  India - Download All Files (0.8 MB)
DS7:  Haiti - Download All Files (0.4 MB)
DS8:  China - Download All Files (0.6 MB)
DS9:  Cuba - Download All Files (0.4 MB)

Study Description


Goldstein, Joshua S., and Jon C. Pevehouse. International Cooperation and Regional Conflicts in the Post-Cold War World, 1987-1999. ICPSR02761-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2004. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02761.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation (SBR-9617157)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   conflict, international conflict, international cooperation, international relations, post-Cold War period

Geographic Coverage:   Albania, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Bulgaria, China (Peoples Republic), Croatia, Cuba, Egypt, Global, Greece, Haiti, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macedonia, Middle East, North Korea, Pakistan, Palestine, Persian Gulf States, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovenia, Somalia, South Korea, Soviet Union, Syria, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States, Yemen

Time Period:  

  • 1987--1999

Date of Collection:  

  • 1997--1999

Unit of Observation:   dyadic relationships between states

Universe:   All regional conflicts, involving an external major power, that continued or began in the post-Cold War period.

Data Types:   event/transaction data

Data Collection Notes:

These data are available only as tab-delimited files and must be read into a statistical program for analysis.

This collection has not been processed by ICPSR staff. ICPSR is distributing the data and documentation for this collection in essentially the same form in which they were received. When appropriate, documentation has been converted to Portable Document Format (PDF), data files have been converted to non-platform-specific formats, and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity.


Sample:   All cases were included where significant machine-readable material was available for coding from Reuters News Service.

Data Source:

Reuters World Report


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Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB2761.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

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