Blogroll and Databases


Atlantic Council-Egypt Source

Atlantic Council-MENA Source

Avalon Project

Beyond Violence

CFR- Middle East Matters

Changing Character of War

Ejil: Talk!

Erga Omnes

ESIL Reflections


Fletcher Forum for World Affairs

Foreign Policy

Harvard National Security Journal

Harvard Program on Conflict Research

ICC Observers


IHL Today


International Law in Brief

International Law Observer




Journal of National Security Law and Policy

Just Security



LSE Middle East Center Blog

Opinio Juris

Pew Research Center


Political Violence@ a Glance


Saideman’s Semi – Spew

Syria Comment

Syria in Crisis

The Duck of Minerva

The Monkey Cage

Volokh Conspiracy

World Policy Blog

Your Middle East


BAAD Lethality Group Terrorist Dataset

Carnegie Middle East Governance and Islam Dataset, 1988-2010

Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism

Conflict and Peace Data Bank (COPDAB): 1948-1978

Coups d’Etat: 1946-2012

Foreign Conflict Behavior: 1950-1968

Genocides and Politicides Since 1945

Global Terrorism Database-START

High Casualty Terrorist Bombings: 1989 – 2013

Invisible Armies Insurgency Tracker

Legal Profiles of Muslim Majority Countries-Emory Law

Major Episodes of Political Violence: 1946-2012

Memberships in Conventional Intergovernmental Organizations (CIO): 1952-1997

Middle East Research Project Datasets

PennState Dataset on Authoritarian Regimes.

Pew Forum Datasets

PITF State Failure Problem Set 1955-2012

Political Instability Task Force Datasets

Polity IV Project: Political Regime Characteristics and Transitions, 1800-2007

Protest, Rebellion, and the Onset of Civil Wars

RAND Database of Worldwide Terrorism Incidents

SIPRI Databases

START Datasets

State Fragility Index and Matrix Time-Series Data: 1995-2012

State Fragility Index and Matrix: 2012

The Correlates of War Datasets

The Political Terror Scale

UCDP/PRIO Armed Conflict Dataset

Varshney-Wilkinson Dataset on Hindu-Muslim Violence in India, 1950-1995

Youth, Emotional Energy, and Political Violence: The Cases of Egypt and Saudi Arabia Survey, 2005


Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies – Arab Opinion Project

Arab/ Arab-American Opinion Polls

Brookings-Zogby 2011 Arab Opinion Poll

CBS/New York Times Poll – American Views on Intervention in Syria

CNN-ORC Poll on Syria

Fox News Poll on Syria

Gallup Poll on American Views on Libya Military Action

Gallup Polls on the Muslim World

Muslim-American National Opinion Survey

NBC/WSJ Poll on Syria

Pechter Polls on the Middle East

Pew Poll – American Views on Islam and Violence

Pew Surveys on Muslims and Islam

Pew’s Worldwide Poll on Beliefs About Sharia

Public Religion Research Institute-American Identity Post-9/11

RAND Survey of Iranian Attitudes on the US etc.

Sadat Chair UMD Polls

World Public Opinion Polls

Zogby Poll on Egyptian Public Opinion