On this page you can find some interesting datasets that can be used for research. The sites below provide additional links to other datasets.
The Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) offers a number of datasets on organised violence and peacemaking, all of which can be downloaded for free. The Armed conflict dataset is a conflict-year dataset with information on armed conflict where at least one party is the government of a state in the time period 1946-2010.
The armed conflict dataset contains two-sided conflicts. Additional conflicts can be found in the one sided dataset. This is an actor-year dataset with information of intentional attacks on civilians by governments and formally organized armed groups.
a dataset including all peace agreements signed between at least two opposing primary warring parties in an armed conflict 1989-2005. The UCDP Peace Agreement Dataset includes information on e.g. name, date, signatories and third parties of the agreement. Furthermore, it contains information on the provisions of the accords.
The Correlates of war datasets offers data on non state war, inter-state war, intra-state war and extra-state war. Also included are datasets containing military expenditure, military personnel, energy consumption, iron and steel production, urban population, and total population, formal alliances among states, peaceful and violent changes of territory,diplomatic representation and national trade and bilateral trade flows between states
This project tries to categorise the wars and conflicts according to the issue
A range of county indicators
The SiPRI institute has diverse datasets that provide consistent time series on the military spending of 172 countries since 1988, all international transfers in seven categories of major conventional arms since 1950, information on all UN and non-UN peace operations conducted since 2000,including location, dates of deployment and operation, mandate, participating countries, number of personnel, costs and fatalities and information on all arms embargoes that have been implemented by an international organisation, such as the EU or UN, or by a group of nations.