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The Genetics of Conflict: Low Level Interaction between Conflict Events


Håvard Wahl Kongsgård


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February 22, 2011


Abstract:     
Conflict observations are not independent of each other, therefore studies are often statistically weak or simply invalid. With military dataset from Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam, I analysis the interaction between events utilizing the dependence as an advantage. For Viet Cong & Taliban activity, I find that the local interaction between events is the essential factor. On that basis I conclude that in conventional insurgencies, attacks are mainly coordinated at a local level.

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Keywords: Vietnam, VietCong, AQI, Iraq, Taliban, Bayesian, Spatial, Afghanistan

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Date posted: February 26, 2011  

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Kongsgård, Håvard Wahl, The Genetics of Conflict: Low Level Interaction between Conflict Events (February 22, 2011). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1768198 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1768198

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