Armed Conflict Database

A frequently updated source of information focusing on political, military and humanitarian trends in current conflicts

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Social Sciences
31 Dec 2017

The Armed Conflict Database is a frequently updated source of information on armed conflict worldwide, published in association with the International Institute for Strategic Studies. It is available to institutions in eligible EIFL countries as part of the Taylor & Francis Database Package.

The ACD monitors armed conflicts worldwide, focusing on political, military and humanitarian trends in current conflicts, whether they are local rebellions, long-term insurgencies, civil wars or inter-state conflicts. It also offers weekly timelines and monthly updates as well as statistics, data and reports dating back to 1997. The compilation of statistics, which includes the status of conflicts, fatalities, and refugees, also contribute to the ACD Index, which charts annual conflict trends. The ACD also covers the world’s international, internal and terrorist conflicts, whether active, subject to a ceasefire, or halted by a peace accord.


Politics, international relations, strategic studies, peace studies.

  • Provides regularly updated and interactive coverage of international and internal conflicts, and terrorism
  • Users can generate reports and download data as well as browse through year-by-year analyses and fact sheets online
  • Includes a list of selected non-state armed groups, their estimated strength, origin, political or ideological aims, and areas of operation
  • Provides historical background, frequently updated event timelines and annual assessments for each conflict
  • Includes comprehensive information including historical background, political developments, military trends, weapons used, fatalities, refugee numbers, and Internally Displaced persons