International Crisis Behavior Project

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The International Crisis Behavior (ICB) Project is a project that collates interstate crisis data from 1918 (the end of World War I) onward to a few years ago (currently till 2013).[1]


The International Crisis Behavior project contains data on international crises from 1918 onward (i.e., after the end of World War I) until a few years ago. As of March 2016, the newest available data is ICB Version 11, released in February 2016. The data for this version extends till 2013, and includes 470 international crises, 35 protracted conflicts, and 1036 crisis actors.[1] All data is available freely for download.[1]


Academic reception[edit]

Data from the ICB has been referenced in a number of academic papers studying the patterns of conflicts and international crises.[2][3][4] It was also used in Chapter 3 of the book What Do We Know About War? edited by John A. Vasquez.[5] The Forecasting Principles website lists the ICB Project as an important data resource in the analysis of conflict and terror.[6]


  1. ^ a b c "International Crisis Behavior Project". Duke University. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  2. ^ "ICB References & Publications". Center for International Development and Conflict Management. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
  3. ^ James, Patrick (September 2004). "Systemism, Social Mechanisms, and Scientific Progress: A Case Study of the International Crisis Behavior Project". Philosophy of the Social Sciences. 34 (3): 352–370. doi:10.1177/0048393104266438.
  4. ^ Keller, Jonathan W. (April 25, 2005 (online), June 2005 (print edition)). "Leadership Style, Regime Type, and Foreign Policy Crisis Behavior: A Contingent Monadic Peace?". 49 (2): 205–232. doi:10.1111/j.0020-8833.2005.00342.x. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ Vasquez, John A. (March 8, 2012 (second edition, paperback)). What Do We Know about War?. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 978-1442212640. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ "Resources (for the Conflict and Terror Special Interest Group)". Forecasting Principles. Retrieved June 24, 2014.

External links[edit]

Official website