usa_mids: United States Militarized Interstate Disputes (MIDs)

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United States Militarized Interstate Disputes (MIDs)

Description

This is a non-directed dyad-year data set for militarized interstate disputes involving the United States. I created these to illustrate the sbtscs() function.

Usage

usa_mids

Format

A data frame with 14586 observations on the following 6 variables.

dyad

a unique identifier for the dyad

ccode1

the Correlates of War state code for the United States (2)

ccode2

the Correlates of War state code for the other state in the dyad

year

an observation year for the dyad

midongoing

was there an ongoing inter-state dispute in the dyad-year?

midonset

was there a new inter-state dispute onset in the dyad-year

Details

Data were generated some time ago. Rare cases where there were multiple disputes ongoing in a given dyad-year were first whittled by isolating 1) unique dispute onsets. Thereafter, the data select the 2) highest fatality, then 3) the highest hostility level, and then 4) the longer dispute, until 5) just picking whichever one came first. There are no duplicate non-directed dyad-year observations.

References

Gibler, Douglas M., Steven V. Miller, and Erin K. Little. 2016. “An Analysis of the Militarized Interstate Dispute (MID) Dataset, 1816-2001.” International Studies Quarterly 60(4): 719-730.


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