I’ve got contacts in Ukraine, and have contacted a guest blogger from Venezuela, as well. Keep an eye open for posts from people on site in the next few weeks. A view from the heart of conflict is a rarity in the academic world. Time to embrace it!
Great resource from the Pulitzer Center. This multifaceted and interactive project brings the fragility of several states to the forefront of public discussion. Oh, and they have multimedia engagement – videos, etc. Excellent for academics and students alike. Check it out when you have the chance!
Asecondmouse does a brilliant job of looking into the legal issues surrounding the creation of conflict event datasets in this blog entry. If you are working on a dataset of your own, worried about the legal hassles involved in building a dataset, or just plain curious, check it out.