Belgin San-Akca
Assistant Professor
Department of International Relations
Koç University, Istanbul

This data set is an attempt to operationalize external state support of Non-State Armed Groups (NAGs, hereon) that are engaged in a violent conflict against one or more governments within or outside the state(s) they live. The groups and the states they target are borrowed from the UCDP/PRIO Armed Conflict Database (v 4-2011) (Gleditsch et al. (2002) and (Themnér & Wallensteen 2011). The data set covers the period between 1946 and 2010. Each case in the data set is a triad that involves a NAG, a target – the country subject to the violence of the NAG-, and a supporter –the country that has provided one or more types of support, such as training camps, safe havens, arms and equipment, funds, and troops to the NAG. Detailed description of each variable is given in the codebooks.

List of Variables