25 Pages Posted: 26 Feb 2011
Date Written: February 22, 2011
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.
Keywords: Vietnam, VietCong, AQI, Iraq, Taliban, Bayesian, Spatial, Afghanistan
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Kongsgård, Håvard Wahl, The Genetics of Conflict: Low Level Interaction between Conflict Events (February 22, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1768198 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1768198