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

Published: Jan 18, 2006

Principal Investigator(s):
Joshua S. Goldstein, American University; Jon C. Pevehouse, Ohio State University

Version V1

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.

Goldstein, Joshua S., and Pevehouse, Jon C. International Cooperation and Regional Conflicts in the Post-Cold War World, 1987-1999. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-18.

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National Science Foundation (SBR-9617157)

1987 -- 1999

1997 -- 1999

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.

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

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

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

dyadic relationships between states

Reuters World Report

event/transaction data



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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