COW Related Data

Related and Compatible Datasets

These data sets either employ Correlates of War country codes, derive from, or build upon, core Correlates of War datasets (e.g. alliance, militarized dispute, war, state membership data). They are largely compatible with COW coding rules and other COW data sets.

Alliance Treaty Obligations and Provisions (ATOP) alliance data
Behavioral Correlates of War (BCOW) via ICPSR
EUGene Software
CShapes [historical maps of state/capital boundaries]
International Crisis Behavior (ICB) Data Archive
The Issue Correlates of War (ICOW)
The Computational Event Data System (CEDS) [follow-on to the KEDS system]
Minorities at Risk Project
Gleditsch's Polity-D Data
Polity IV Project
The Revolutionary Leader Dataset v1.1
SHERFACS Crisis Data Archive
Tatu Vanhanen's Polyarchy Data Archive

Other Major Data Projects:

These represent a selection of the major resources and data sets frequently used by scholars in quantitative international relations. These links represent not simply replication data sets, but time-series-cross-sectional datasets on core variables.

PRIO Armed Conflict Data
Uppsala Conflict Data Program, UCDP Program overview, and Beginner's Guide to UCDP Data
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) databases
Freedom House Data
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) data
United Nations Statistics Division
Penn World Tables 5.6
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Data
World Bank Data
Gleditsch and Ward's Interstate System List
Gleditsch Expanded Trade and GDP Data
Gleditsch and Ward Minimum Distance Data
Gleditsch Expanded War Data
Bueno de Mesquita and Siverson's Heads of State Data
Archigos Leader Data

Useful Documents

These documents contain particularly helpful discussions or information about data sets in international relations.

Kristine Eck's "Beginner's Guide to Conflict Data" (UCDP)