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Capturing Narco Subs
Stable Seas, Political Conflict

Five Ways Poor Maritime Security Fuels Rebels, Terrorists, and Criminal Networks

January 12, 2018

Rebel groups, transnational criminal networks, and terrorist organizations exploit poor maritime governance to undermine political stability around the world.

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Why Do People Choose to Rebel?

Answering the question of why people rebel is central to understanding civil war. Research shows that civil wars and rebellion are neither driven by ancient hatreds between ethnic groups nor simply by opportunistic greed. 

Attempted Coup in Equatorial Guinea?

Corrupt control over Equatorial Guinea’s globally significant oil deposits by the ruling elite has been a defining feature of the politics in one of Africa’s wealthiest countries
Peace has Women's Face

Fighting for a New Cause: FARC’s Women and the Battle for Gender Equality in Colombia

How will the FARC women fit into the very socioeconomic structure they have been fighting against for more than five decades?

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Forecasting Coup


The CoupCast project, led by Curtis Bell, uses historical data and machine learning to predict the likelihood of a coup attempt occurring in any country on a month to month basis.  Read more.


Terrorist Social Services Data Set

Terrorist and Insurgent Organization Social Services (TIOS)

TIOS gives researchers and practitioners the opportunity to better understand conflicts and their outcomes when terrorists, rebels, and insurgents provide social services to theirs supporters.  Read more.

Irregular Elections Dataset

Rulers, Elections, and Irregular Governance (REIGN)

REIGN describes political conditions in every country each and every month. The dataset is updated monthly to reflect the most recent political events and changes in leadership.  Read more.

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