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Middle East Event/Interaction Data, 1949-1969 (ICPSR 5201)

Principal Investigator(s): Blechman, Barry


This study contains data on approximately 10,000 events in the Arab-Israeli conflict that occurred between Israel and each of the bordering Arab nations, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Iraq, in the period 1949-1969. Interactions are structured into events, and events are coded for actor, target, the 22 action categories of the World Event/Interaction Survey, arena, and reliability. Third parties acting as mediators are also included as targets. See also the related collection, MIDDLE EAST MILITARY EVENT DATA, 1949-1969 (ICPSR 5202).

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Study Description


Blechman, Barry. MIDDLE EAST EVENT/INTERACTION DATA, 1949-1969. ICPSR05201-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1998. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05201.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05201.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    aggression, Arab Israeli conflict, international conflict, violence, war

Geographic Coverage:    Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Middle East, Syria, Global

Time Period:   

  • 1949--1969

Universe:    Interactions between Israel and each of the bordering Arab nations, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Iraq, in the period 1949-1969.

Data Type(s):    event/transaction data

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Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-03

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